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International Study to Predict Optimised Treatment - in Depression
The aim of this study is to identify genetic, physical (brain) and psychological (cognitive) markers (or combinations of them) that predict specific response to a range of antidepressants treatment (Escitalopram, Venlafaxine, Sertraline) in patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder. This study is focused on outcomes which may impact on how "personalised medicine" is implemented in depression.
Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.
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- Drug: Escitalopram
- Drug: Sertraline
- Drug: Venlafaxine-XR
- Meet DSM-IV criteria for primary diagnosis of MDD.
- HAM-D17 score of ≥ 16.
- 18-65 years age-range
- Subjects with English or Dutch literacy and fluency.
- Written, informed consent.
- Presence of suicidal ideations and/or tendencies (as determined by a score >12 on
Section C, Suicidality, of the MINI Plus), Bipolar I-III, psychosis, primary eating
disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),
Post-Natal Depression as well as any Axis II personality disorders as diagnosed using
the MINI Plus or by a health care professional.
- Pregnancy and women of child bearing potential who are not taking a medically accepted
form of contraception and are at risk of becoming pregnant during the study.
- Known contra-indication or intolerance to the use of Escitalopram, Sertraline or
Venlafaxine XR as defined in the product package insert for each drug (including
previous treatment failure at the highest recommended dose).
- Use of any psychological or counselling therapy or antidepressant/CNS drug which
cannot be washed out prior to participation and eliminated until after Week 8 or
- Use of any medication which is known to be contraindicated with Escitalopram,
Sertraline, or Venlafaxine XR (refer to the product package insert for each drug).
- Known medical condition, disease or neurological disorder which might, in the opinion
of investigator/s, interfere with the assessments to be made in the study or put
subjects at increased risk when exposed to optimal doses of the drug treatment.
- History of head injury with loss of consciousness for at least 10 minutes.
- Recent/current substance dependence (as defined in Section K of the Mini Plus as per a
6 months period and/or alcoholism) in the past six months.
- Participation in an investigational study within four months of the baseline visit in
which subjects have received an experimental drug/device that could affect the primary
end points of this study.
- Subjects who, in the opinion of the investigator, have a severe impediment to vision,
hearing and/or hand movement, which is likely to interfere with their ability to
complete the test batteries.
- Subjects who, in the opinion of the investigator, are unable and/or unlikely to
comprehend and follow the study procedures and instructions.
Ages Eligible for Study
18 Years - 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study