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Comparative Effectiveness Research Trial for Antidepressant Incomplete and Non-responders With TRD (ASCERTAINTRD)

This is a multi-site, randomized, open-label, effectiveness trial comparing three treatment arms for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) patients with TRD who are currently on ongoing, stable and adequate antidepressant therapy (ADT). Adequate ADT is defined as a therapeutically sufficient dose for a sufficient treatment period, which would be expected to be effective as listed in the MGH Antidepressant Treatment Response Questionnaire (ATRQ). Patients will be randomized in a 1:1:1 fashion to one of three open-label treatment arms: a) aripiprazole augmentation, b) rTMS augmentation, and c) switching to venlafaxine XR or Duloxetine.
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Madhukar Trivedi
17410
All
18 Years to 80 Years old
Phase 4
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02977299
STU 122016-023
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Inclusion Criteria:
1. women and men ages 18-80, 2. with MDD, of at least 12 weeks duration, according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria confirmed by the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI; Sheehan et al, 1998), 3. have a Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS
•Montgomery and Asberg, 1979) score of at least 20 at screen and baseline as assessed by site clinicians, 4. meet criteria for TRD during the current major depressive episode documented in the MGH Antidepressant Treatment History Questionnaire (ATRQ) (Chandler et al., 2010), which will be defined as being non-responders (less than 50% of symptom improvement) to two or more depression treatment trials of adequate dose and duration as defined by the MGH ATRQ, 5. are currently on an antidepressant of adequate dose (as defined by the MGH ATRQ) and duration (at least 8 weeks), with the antidepressant dose being stable over the past four weeks, and with documented (in the MGH ATRQ) non-response (less than 50% improvement) to the current antidepressant. 6. Patients who have passed the MGH CTNI remote assessment, with documentation provided to sites by MGH CTNI.
Exclusion Criteria:
1. pregnant or breastfeeding women, women of childbearing potential who are not using an accepted means of birth control, or women with a positive urine pregnancy test, 2. patients who have received treatment with rTMS, aripiprazole, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), or venlafaxine during the current episode, 3. patients who express an objection to receiving treatment with at least one of the three treatment arms of our study, 4. patients with any history of bipolar disorder or psychosis (diagnosed by MINI), 5. patients with active alcohol or substance abuse disorders within the past 6 months (diagnosed by MINI), 6. patients with suicidal ideation of the degree that, in the opinion of the evaluating clinician, participation in the study would place them at significantly increased risk of suicide, 7. patients with unstable medical issues of such degree that, in the opinion of the evaluating clinician, participation in the study would place them at significant risk of a serious adverse event, or patients with a screening hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%, or patients with epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson's disease, or Huntington's Disease, 8. patients who have received treatment with vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), 9. patients who have not responded to more than five FDA-approved antidepressant treatment trials of adequate dose and duration during the current episode, or who did not respond to ECT in previous episodes 10. patients on excluded medications, 11. patients with a positive urine screen drug test for a substance for which they do not have a valid prescription for a valid medical reason, 12. patients with currently abnormal thyroid function tests, 13. patients who have received at least one dose of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) four weeks or less prior, and 14. for patients on concomitant psychotropic agents (anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines, hypnotics, opiates, triiodothyronine (T3), modafinil, psychostimulants, buspirone, melatonin, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, l-methylfolate, s-adenosyl methionine, lithium) not on the same dose for at least four weeks prior to study entry or who do not agree to continue at the same dose during the acute phase of the study. 15. Patients who do not meet safety criteria for TMS: history of seizures, cardiac pacemaker, DBS or VNS, brain aneurism clips or other metallic implants in the intracranial space. 16. Also excluded is an individual who has received any administration of ketamine in the current episode for the treatment of depression.
Drug: Aripiprazole, Device: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), Drug: Venlafaxine XR
Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder
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Rapid Antidepressant Effects of Leucine

This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study seeks to evaluate the antidepressant effect of L-leucine, an essential amino acid, in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).
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Madhukar Trivedi
17410
All
18 Years to 64 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03079297
STU 082016-037
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Current primary diagnosis of nonpsychotic major depressive disorder.
• Stable antidepressant dose of no more than one antidepressant medication for 4 weeks and no anticipated changes during the study period.
• Stable doses of all concomitant medications for over 6 weeks.
• No more than two failed antidepressant trials of adequate dose and duration, as defined by ATRQ, in the current episode.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Psychiatric co-morbidity posing safety risk.
• Pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant over the ensuing 2 months following study entry or are sexually active and not using adequate contraception
• Exclusionary psychiatric conditions (such as substance dependence in the last 6 months, substance abuse in the last 2 months, or lifetime history of psychotic disorders.
• Unstable or terminal general medical condition (GMC).
• Concomitant medications that interact with L-leucine (e.g. sildenafil).
• Vagus nerve stimulation, ECT, or rTMS, or other somatic antidepressant treatment during current episode
• Inadequately controlled hypothyroidism.
• Therapy that is depression specific, such as CBT or Interpersonal Psychotherapy of Depression.
• Hypersensitivity to L-leucine
• Have Maple Syrup Urine Disease.
Drug: L-Leucine, Other: Maltodextrin
Major Depressive Disorder
Antidepressant, Inflammation, Biomarker, Depression, Treatment Resistant Depression, Leucine
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Establishing Efficacy of an Inpatient Intervention and Phone App to Reduce Suicidal Risk (ASAP+BRITE)

In this 2-site study, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), the investigators will conduct a randomized clinical trial (RCT) in 240 psychiatrically hospitalized suicidal adolescents, examining the single and additive effects of two components of an inpatient unit intervention for suicidal adolescents, As Safe As Possible (ASAP), which focuses on emotion regulation and safety planning, and an emotion regulation/safety plan phone app (BRITE).
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Beth Kennard
13826
All
12 Years to 17 Years old
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03825588
STU 112016-057
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Youth admitted to the inpatient unit at either site for a recent suicide attempt or significant suicidal ideation with a plan or intent.
• The youth and parent are able to complete assessments in English, and the youth is able to complete therapy.
Exclusion Criteria:

• The youth currently exhibits psychosis.
• The youth currently exhibits mania.
• The youth is currently <85% of their ideal body weight.
• The youth is intellectually incapable of completing the study, e.g. has an intelligence quotient (IQ) < 70.
Behavioral: ASAP (As Safe As Possible), Behavioral: BRITE smart phone app, Behavioral: TAU (treatment as usual)
Suicidal Ideation, Suicide, Attempted
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Adductor Canal Mid-thigh and Adductor Canal Distal Thigh: Is Cutaneous Sensory Blockade Similar Among Block Techniques?

This is a randomized noninferiority interventional study to determine the equivalence of two adductor canal block (ACB) methods: mid-thigh and distal thigh in patients undergoing medial foot, medial ankle, or medial leg surgery. Sixty eight patients will be identified during their orthopedic presurgical clinic visit, anesthesia preoperative clinic visit or Day Surgery Unit (Zale Lipshy Hospital, Clements University Hospital, and UTSW Outpatient Surgery Center) for eligibility. Eligible individuals may be introduced to the study in the orthopedic presurgical clinic or the anesthesia preoperative clinic by staff. After consent patients will be randomized (break-seal method) to receive either a mid-thigh or distal thigh block using ropivacaine prior to foot, ankle, or leg surgery. The following measurements will be obtained to determine the change in sensory distribution: pinprick test with Neuropen, maximum voluntary isometric contraction before and after block, postoperative pain scores (24 hrs and at discharge) and postoperative opiate consumption.
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Anthony Machi
159003
All
18 Years to 80 Years old
Phase 4
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02788019
STU 092015-065
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Adults aged 18 years or older
• Individuals undergoing surgery of the medial foot, medial ankle, or medial leg for which the anesthetic plan includes an adductor canal nerve block
Exclusion Criteria:
1. Any known deficit of the ipsilateral lumbar nerve roots, ipsilateral lumbar plexus, ipsilateral femoral nerve, obturator nerve or saphenous nerve including diabetic peripheral neuropathy 2. Any local disorder of the skin or otherwise where blockade is to be performed 3. Body mass index >50 4. ASA classification greater than 3 5. Allergy to amide local anesthetic medications 6. Pregnancy 7. Incarceration 8. Inability to understand study procedures including inability to understand the English language
Drug: Ropivacaine
Postoperative Pain
Adductor canal block, nerve block
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Promoting Enhanced Pharmacotherapy Choice Through Immunomarkers Evaluation in Depression (PRECISE-D)

PRECISE-D is a single site, randomized, open label 8-week clinical trial that will enroll 70 participants to evaluate if the level of inflammation in our body can predict how we will respond to antidepressants. C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance in the body that is associated with inflammation. Previous research has suggested that people with high CRP (i.e., high inflammation levels) tend to have greater improvement of depressive symptoms with an antidepressant called bupropion, while individuals with low CRP (i.e., low inflammation levels) appear to have more benefit from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors antidepressants (SSRI), such as escitalopram. However, it is not completely clear if CRP can predict your response to these two antidepressants. Participants will undergo a screening visit that includes a physical exam, overall health evaluation, assessment of mental health history, and a toxicology and pregnancy test. Once screening is complete, participants will be randomized to one of two groups that will determine whether their CRP levels will be used to select which antidepressant they will receive. Participants will then complete 4 follow up visits at weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8. A follow-up phone call from the study team will occur at week 12.
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Madhukar Trivedi
17410
All
18 Years to 65 Years old
Phase 4
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03993457
STU-2019-0623
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Women and men ages 18-65
• Current diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder
• Able to read, speak, and understand English
Exclusion Criteria:

• Antidepressant use within the last 8 weeks
• Active infection or uncontrolled autoimmune disease
• Currently on oral corticosteroids or active immune suppressive therapy (methotrexate, cyclosporine, anti-cytokines medications, etc).
• Current diagnosis of uncontrolled HIV, hepatitis C or significant immunodeficiency
• Alcohol or substance use disorder
• Positive urine drug test for illicit substances or substances used out of the context of prescription
• Cognitively unable to give informed consent
• Pregnant or breastfeeding women, women of childbearing potential who are not using an accepted means of birth control, or women with a positive urine pregnancy test
• History of seizure disorder
• Previous significant adverse reaction to escitalopram or bupropion
• History of non-response to adequate doses of escitalopram or bupropion XL
• Current use of concomitant psychotropic agents (anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines, hypnotics, opiates, triiodothyronine (T3), modafinil, psychostimulants, buspirone, melatonin, folate, l-methylfolate, s-adenosyl methionine, lithium) not on the same dose for at least four weeks prior to study entry or who do not agree to continue at the same dose during the acute phase of the study.
• Lifetime history of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or other psychotic disorder
• Current anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa
• Suicidal ideation of the degree that, in the opinion of the evaluating clinician, participation in the study would place them at significantly increased risk of suicide
• Unstable medical issues of such degree that, in the opinion of the evaluating clinician, participation in the study would place them at significant risk of a serious adverse event
Drug: Escitalopram, Drug: Bupropion
Depression
depression, mental health, mood disorders, major depressive episode, major depressive disorder, antidepressants, escitalopram, bupropion, depression treatment
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Treatment of Psychosis and Agitation in Alzheimer's Disease

Clinically, many patients with AD show no response or minimal response to antipsychotics for symptoms of agitation/aggression or psychosis, or they have intolerable side effects on these medications. Antipsychotics have a wide range of side effects, including the risk of increased mortality (60-70% higher rate of death on antipsychotic compared to placebo) that led to an FDA black box warning for patients with dementia; a more recent review and meta-analysis showed a 54% increased risk of mortality. In addition, some patients show only partial response to antipsychotics and symptoms persist. For these reasons, the investigators need to study alternative treatment strategies. Currently, there is no FDA-approved medication for the treatment of psychosis or agitation in AD. The investigators innovative project will examine the efficacy and side effects of low dose lithium treatment of agitation/aggression with or without psychosis in 80 patients with AD in a randomized, doubleblind, placebo-controlled, 12-week trial (essentially a Phase II trial). The results will determine the potential for a large-scale clinical trial (Phase III) to establish the utility of lithium in these patients.
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Mustafa Husain
13437
All
Not specified
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02129348
STU 112016-007
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Inclusion Criteria:
1. Male and female adults. 2. Diagnosis of possible or probable AD by standard NIA criteria (McKahnn et al, 1984; McKhann et all, 2011) 3. Folstein MMSE 5-26 out of 30 4. Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) agitation/aggression subscale score > 4. On each subscale (frequency X severity), a score higher than 4 represents moderate to severe symptoms. 5. Female patients need to be post-menopausal 6. Availability of informant; patients without an informant will not be recruited. Patients who lack capacity must have a surrogate.
Exclusion Criteria:
1. Medical contraindication to lithium treatment or prior history of intolerability to lithium treatment. Contraindications to lithium in this study include: resting tremor causing functional impairment, history of falls in the last month, untreated thyroid disease or any abnormal thyroid function test (T3, T4, or TSH), creatinine level greater than 1.5 mg/100ml or a glomerular filtration rate less than 44ml/min/ 1.73m2; blood pressure > 150/90 mm Hg; heart rate < 50 bpm; unstable cardiac disease based on history, physical examination, and ECG. 2. Medications, in combination with lithium, known to have adverse renal effects, including therapeutic or higher doses of diuretics, i.e. hydrochlorothiazide greater than 25mg daily or furosemide greater than 10mg daily. Whenever feasible, patients receiving concomitant antidepressants or antipsychotics will be washed off these medications for at least 24 hours before starting lithium. Patients who do not wish to discontinue antipsychotics or antidepressants, typically because of family member/caregiver objection, will be allowed to enter the trial provided there is no contraindication to concomitant lithium use with that specific psychotropic medication. During the trial, patients will be permitted to receive lorazepam as needed up to 1 mg/day for anxiety/insomnia, and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, e.g., zolpidem. 3. Current clinical diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, other psychosis, or bipolar 1 disorder (DSM-IV TR criteria). 4. Current or recent (past 6 months) alcohol or substance dependence (DSM-IV TR criteria). 5. Current major depression or suicidality as assessed by the study psychiatrist. 6. Suicidal behavior or dangerous behavior with serious safety risk or risk of physical harm to self or others. 7. Parkinson's disease, Lewy body disease, multiple sclerosis, CNS infection, Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, other major neurological disorder. 8. Clinical stroke with residual neurological deficits. MRI findings of cerebrovascular disease (smallinfarcts, lacunes, periventricular disease) in the absence of clinical stroke with residual neurological deficits will not lead to exclusion. 9. Acute, severe, unstable medical illness. For cancer, patients with active illness or metastases will be excluded, but past history of successfully treated cancer will not lead to exclusion. 10. QTc interval > 460 ms at the time of baseline EKG is an exclusion criterion for treatment. 11. Hypernatremia as determined by serum sodium level > 150 meq/L.
Drug: Lithium, Drug: Placebo
Alzheimer's Disease, Psychosis, Agitation
Alzheimer's disease, psychosis, agitation, aggression, Lithium, delusions, hallucinations
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Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 3 Fixed Doses of Intranasal Esketamine in Addition to Comprehensive Standard of Care for the Rapid Reduction of the Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder, Including Suicidal Ideation, in Pediatric Participants Assessed to be at Imminent Risk for Suicide

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a single (first) dose of 3 fixed doses of intranasal esketamine {28 milligram (mg), 56 mg, and 84 mg} compared with psychoactive placebo (oral midazolam) in rapidly reducing the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) including suicidal ideation in participants 12 to less than 18 years of age who are assessed to be at imminent risk for suicide.
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Graham Emslie
12044
All
12 Years to 17 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03185819
STU 022017-069
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Participants must meet diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th edition) {DSM-5} diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD), without psychotic features, based upon clinical assessment and confirmed by the mini international neuropsychiatric interview for children and adolescents (MINI KID)
• Participant must have a children's depression rating scale-revised (CDRS-R) total score of equal or more than (>=) 58 predose on Day 1
• As part of standard of care treatment, participant must agree to be hospitalized voluntarily for a recommended period of 5 days after randomization (may be shorter or longer if clinically warranted in the investigator's opinion)
• As part of the newly initiated or optimized standard of care treatment, participant must agree to take one of the prescribed non-investigational antidepressant medications (fluoxetine, escitalopram, sertraline) at least during the double-blind treatment phase (Day 25)
• As part of standard of care treatment, participant must agree to participate in a specific psychological intervention (individual cognitive behavioral therapy [CBT], interpersonal therapy, family therapy or psychodynamic psychotherapy) at least through the initial 8-week post-treatment follow-up period (Day 81)
Exclusion Criteria:

• Participants has a current DSM-5 diagnosis of bipolar (or related disorders), intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, conduct disorder, anorexia nervosa, oppositional defiant disorder, or obsessive compulsive disorder
• Participants currently meets DSM-5 criteria for borderline personality disorder. Participants not meeting full DSM-5 criteria for borderline personality disorder but exhibiting recurrent suicidal gestures, threats, or self-mutilating behaviors should also be excluded
• Participant has a current or prior DSM-5 diagnosis of a psychotic disorder or MDD with psychosis
• Participant meets the DSM-5 severity criteria for moderate or severe substance or alcohol use disorder (except for nicotine or caffeine) within the 6 months before screening. A history (lifetime) of ketamine, phencyclidine (PCP), lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), or 3, 4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) hallucinogen-related use disorder is exclusionary
• Participant has a history of seizure disorder
Drug: Intranasal Placebo, Drug: Midazolam Placebo Solution, Drug: Midazolam, Drug: Esketamine, Drug: Esketamine, Drug: Esketamine
Depressive Disorder, Major
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Confirmatory Efficacy and Safety Trial of Magnetic Seizure Therapy for Depression (CREST-MST)

This trial aims to assess the efficacy and tolerability of Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) as an alternative to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depression. Even with multiple medication trials, 30 - 40% of patients will experience a pharmacologically resistant form of illness. The ineffectiveness of current treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD) coupled with the economic burden associated with the disorder engenders a need for novel therapeutic interventions that can provide greater response and remission rates.
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Carol Tamminga
58406
All
18 Years and over
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03191058
STU 032017-022
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Inclusion Criteria Patients will be included if they: 1. are inpatients or outpatients; 2. are voluntary and competent to consent to treatment and research procedures according to ECT/MST attending psychiatrist; 3. have a MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview diagnosis, Version 6 (MINI-6.0) diagnosis of non-psychotic MDD 4. are 18 years of age or older 5. have a baseline HRSD-24 score > or = 21; 6. are considered to be appropriate to receive convulsive therapy as assessed by an ECT attending psychiatrist and a consultant anaesthesiologist 7. are agreeable to keeping their current antidepressant treatment constant during the intervention; 8. are likely able to adhere to the intervention schedule; 9. meet the MST safety criteria [75]; 10. If a woman of child-bearing potential: is willing to provide a negative pregnancy test and agrees not to become pregnant during trial participation. Exclusion Criteria Patients will be excluded if they: 1. have a history of MINI diagnosis of substance dependence or abuse within the past three months; 2. have a concomitant major unstable medical illness; 3. are pregnant or intend to get pregnant during the study; 4. have a MINI diagnosis of any primary psychotic disorder 5. have a MINI diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder deemed to be primary and causing more functional impairment than the depressive disorder 6. have probable dementia based on study investigator assessment; 7. have any significant neurological disorder or condition likely to be associated with increased intracranial pressure or a space occupying brain lesion, e.g., cerebral aneurysm; 8. present with a medical condition, a medication, or a laboratory abnormality that could cause a major depressive episode or significant cognitive impairment in the opinion of the investigator (e.g., hypothyroidism with low TSH, rheumatoid arthritis requiring high dose prednisone, or Cushing's disease); 9. have an intracranial implant (e.g., aneurysm clips, shunts, stimulators, cochlear implants, or electrodes) or any other metal object within or near the head, excluding the mouth, that cannot be safely removed; 10. require a benzodiazepine with a dose > lorazepam 2 mg/day or equivalent or any anticonvulsant due to the potential of these medications to limit the efficacy of both MST and ECT; 11. are unable to communicate in English fluently enough to complete the neuropsychological tests; 12. have a non-correctable clinically significant sensory impairment (i.e., cannot hear or see well enough to complete the neuropsychological tests).
Device: Magnetic Seizure Therapy, Device: Electroconvulsive Therapy
Depression, Unipolar Depression, Treatment Resistant Depression
Depression, Unipolar Depression, Treatment Resistant Depression, Magnetic Seizure Therapy, Suicidal Ideation, Electroconvulsive Therapy
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A Study of ALKS 5461 for Treatment Refractory Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of adjunctive ALKS 5461 in adults who have treatment refractory MDD.
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Mustafa Husain
13437
All
18 Years to 70 Years old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03188185
STU 012017-066
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Have a Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) primary diagnosis
• Have a body mass index (BMI) of 18.0 to • Be willing and able to follow the study procedures and visits as outlined in the protocol (including agreeing not to enroll in any other clinical trials)
• Have inadequate responses to antidepressant therapy (ADT) in the current Major Depressive Episode (MDE)
• Additional criteria may apply
Exclusion Criteria:

• Has any finding that would compromise the safety of the subject or affect their ability to adhere to the protocol visit schedule or fulfill visit requirements
• Has any other significant medical condition (eg, neurological, psychiatric, or metabolic) or clinical symptom that could unduly risk the subject or affect the interpretation of study data
• Has any current primary diagnosis other than MDD, where primary diagnosis is defined as the primary source of current distress and functional impairment
• Has experienced hallucinations, delusions, or any psychotic symptoms in the current MDE
• Has been hospitalized for MDD within 3 months before screening
• Has used opioid agonists (eg, codeine, oxycodone, tramadol, morphine) or opioid antagonists (eg, naloxone, naltrexone) within 14 days prior to screening
• Has received electroconvulsive therapy treatment within the last 2 years or within the current MDE or failed a course of electroconvulsive treatment at any time
• Has a significant risk for suicide
• Has a positive breath alcohol test at screening
• Has a positive test for drugs of abuse at screening or visit 2
• Is pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or is breastfeeding during the study
• Additional criteria may apply
Drug: ALKS 5461, Drug: ALKS 5461 Placebo
Major Depressive Disorder
Alkermes, Major Depressive Disorder, Treatment Refractory MDD, ALKS 5461
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A Neurosteroid Intervention for Menopausal and Perimenopausal Depression

HYPOTHESIS: Pregnenolone administration will be associated with greater reduction in depressive symptom severity than placebo in women with current mMDD. STUDY AIMS: Primary Aim: Determine if pregnenolone is associated with greater reduction in depressive symptom severity than placebo in women with mMDD, as measured by MADRS. Secondary Aims: 1. Determine if pregnenolone is associated with greater reduction in anxiety symptom severity than placebo in women with mMDD. 2. Determine if pregnenolone is associated with greater improvement in cognition than placebo in women with mMDD. 3. Determine if pregnenolone is associated with greater improvement in quality of life than placebo in women with mMDD. 4. Determine if pregnenolone is associated with greater improvement in vasomotor symptoms of menopause than placebo. Mechanistic Aims: 1. Determine whether changes in neurosteroid levels with pregnenolone mediate clinical response. 2. Determine if baseline neurosteroid levels predict pregnenolone response. 3. Determine whether depressive symptoms, anxiety, sleep or vasomotor symptoms improve first. A crossed-lagged panel model will explore serial correlations between changes in outcome measures.
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Edson Brown
10878
Female
40 Years to 62 Years old
Phase 1/Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03505905
STU 102017-068
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Inclusion Criteria:
The participants must meet the following criteria:
• Women aged 40-62 years who are perimenopausal or early postmenopausal (within 5 years of the last menstrual period if not surgically postmenopausal), including:
• Women who have experienced changes in menstrual cycle frequency or duration, and/or physical symptoms indicative of menopausal transition, as determined by clinician
• Women who are using hormonal IUDs (i.e. brands Mirena and Skyla), with FSH level > 20 mIU/m (as menstrual periods are irregular with IUDs that utilize hormones, making irregular/absent periods difficult to assess as related to the menopausal transition).
• Women with significant menopause-related physical symptoms, indicated by any of the following criteria:
• Greene Climacteric Scale total scores > 20
• Greene Climacteric Scale sub-score for vasomotor symptoms >3
• 5 or more bothersome hot flashes per week (self-reported)
• Women meeting DSM-5 criteria for current major depressive disorder (assessed by the SCID)
• Baseline HRSD score of ≥ 18
• Subject agrees to abstain from disallowed medications for the duration of the trial
Exclusion Criteria:
The participants must not meet any of the following criteria:
• Vulnerable populations (e.g. pregnant/nursing, severe cognitive or intellectual impairment, incarcerated)
• Pregnancy (determined by urine pregnancy test), intending pregnancy or breast feeding
• Psychiatric disorder other than MDD that is acute and the primary focus of symptom burden or treatment.
• History of bipolar disorder or psychotic disorder
• Current substance use disorder
• Positive baseline urine drug screen of an illicit substance with the exception of a medication used with a prescription such as an opioid pain medication
• Current eating disorder
• Treatment resistant depression (failure of 2 adequate antidepressant trials or electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) during current episode; adequate antidepressant trials are defined as within the US FDA approved dosage for the medication and used for at least 6 weeks, with failure described by the patient as <50% improvement based on her subjective experience). )
• High risk for suicidal acts including active suicidal ideation with plan and intent or > 2 suicide attempts in lifetime or any attempt in the past 6 months
• Women who have used psychoactive or centrally acting medications within 2 weeks prior to study screening
• Use of selective estrogen-receptor modulators (SERMs), hormone replacement therapy, hormonal contraceptives (hormonal IUDs allowed), episodic sleep medications (chronic, regular, stable-dose benzodiazepines and hypnotics such as zolpiderm, Sonata (Zaleplon), and Lunesta (Eszopiclone) OR sleep-seating antihistamines such as Unisom (Doxylamine succinate) or diphenhydramine allowed), and antidepressants within 2 weeks of the baseline visit and randomization.
• Use of natural menopause and depression supplements, phytoestrogens, soy-based medications, steroids within 2 weeks of baseline visit and randomization.
• Use of selective estrogen-receptor modulators (SERMs), hormone replacement therapy, hormonal contraceptives (hormonal IUDs allowed), natural menopause supplements, episodic sleep medications (chronic, regular, stable-dose benzodiazepines allowed), antidepressants, phytoestrogens, soy-based medications, steroids within 4 weeks of randomization
• Use of any disallowed medications (specified in the Excluded Concomitant Medication section below)
• Women who have received a gonadal hormonal intervention within 1 month prior to study entry (stable thyroid medications are allowed).
• Not using a medically approved method of birth control, if sexually active and not 12 or more months since last menstrual period (IUDs, condoms, abstinence are acceptable forms of contraception in this study; due to the possible interactions with the study medication, oral contraceptive pills will be prohibited)
• Uncontrolled hypertension (>160/95mmHg)
• Active Coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or blood clotting disorder
• Any severe, life threatening or unstable medical condition that, based on clinician-judgment, would make participation in the study unsafe or inappropriate
• Personal or first- degree family history of known hormone sensitive tumors
• History of allergic reaction or side effects with prior pregnenolone use
• Clinically significant laboratory, physical examination
• Concurrent enrollment in another clinical trial Exclusion of Concomitant Medications:
• Selective estrogen-receptor modulators (SERMs)
• Hormone replacement therapy
• Hormonal contraceptives, excluding Mirena IUD or other IUD with localized progesterone
• Natural menopause or antidepressant supplements
• Episodic sleep medications (chronic, regular, stable-dose benzodiazepines and hypnotics such as zolpidem, Sonata (Zaleplon), and Lunesta (Eszopiclone) OR sleep-sedating antihistamines such as Unisom (Doxylamine succinate) or diphenhydramine allowed)
• Antidepressants used at indicated, therapeutic, FDA-approved doses (Note: sub-therapeutic dosages of antidepressants used for other indications will be permissible with the exclusion of SSRIs, SNRIs, and Wellbutrin).
• Phytoestrogens
• Soy-based medications or supplements
Drug: Pregnenolone, Drug: Placebo
Major Depressive Disorder, Menopause, Perimenopause
Pregnenolone
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Dallas 2K: A Natural History Study of Depression (D2K)

The Dallas 2K is a 10-year natural history, longitudinal, prospective study of a cohort of 2,000 participants that will help uncover the socio-demographic, lifestyle, clinical, psychological and neurobiological factors that contribute to anti-depressant treatment response: remission, recurrence, relapse and individual outcomes in depressive disorders. Hence, the expected duration of this study is 20 years in length. Since this is an observational study, investigators will explore a comprehensive panel of carefully selected participant specific parameters: socio-demographic (age, ethnicity, economic); lifestyle (physical activity, substance use); clinical (medical history, anxious depression, early life trauma), biological (biomarkers in blood, saliva, urine), behavioral (cognitive, emotional), neurophysiological (EEG), and neuroimaging (structural, functional brain circuitry) with the goal to develop the most robust predictive models of treatment response and of depression outcomes. There is no medication or non-medication treatment or intervention provided by this study. Subjects will have elevated symptomatology of nonpsychotic chronic or recurrent depressive disorder and will be currently receiving or will be prescribed standard of care medication or non-medication based treatments by their providers/clinicians. The study cohort will reflect the wide range of patients seen in typical primary or psychiatric care settings, and may include unipolar or bipolar disorders and dysthymia (a more chronic form of depression). The cohort will be broadly representative of and generalizable to the US general population as a whole.
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Madhukar Trivedi
17410
All
10 Years and over
N/A
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02919280
STU 112015-021
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Criteria for Inclusion of participants: A potential participant will be eligible for participation in this study if the following criteria are met: 1. Male and female adult or youth aged 10 and older of any race or ethnicity. 2. Ability to speak, read, and understand English. However, the parent(s) or legal guardians of minors may either speak English or Spanish as the consenting process can be conducted bilingually. 3. A lifetime or a current diagnosis of a mood disorder based upon a semi-structured diagnostic interview. 4. Adults age 18 and older must be able to provide written informed consent; for youth younger than age 18, a parent or legal guardian must provide written informed consent, and the child or teen must provide written informed assent. Eligibility for Healthy Controls For comparison purposes, potential health control participants who do NOT have a psychiatric diagnosis will be enrolled as part of the healthy control arm of this study. 1. Male and female adult or youth aged 10 and older of any race or ethnicity. 2. Ability to speak, read, and understand English. However, the parent(s) or legal guardians of minors may either speak English or Spanish as the consenting process can be conducted bilingually. 3. Adults age 18 and older must be able to provide written informed consent; for youth younger than age 18, a parent or legal guardian must provide written informed consent, and the child or teen must provide written informed assent. Criteria for Exclusion of Participants A potential participant will NOT be eligible for participation in this study if any of the following criteria are met: 1. History of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders or chronic psychotic disorders based upon a semi-structured diagnostic interview. 2. Diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B or C (human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing is not required for this study). 3. Unable to provide a stable home address and contact information. 4. Has any condition for which, in the opinion of the investigator or designee, study participation would not be in their best interest (including but not limited to cognitive impairment, unstable general medical condition, intoxication, active psychosis) or that could prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments. 5. Requires immediate hospitalization for psychiatric disorder or suicidal risk as assessed by a licensed study clinician. Eligibility for Healthy Controls A potential Healthy Control participant will NOT be eligible for participation in this study if any of the following criteria are met: 1. A lifetime or a current history of a mood disorder based upon a semi-structured diagnostic interview. 2. Meets any exclusion criteria as part of the main D2K study interview.
Other: Observational Study
Depression, Depression, Bipolar
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Neuropsychological and Behavioral Testing in Younger Patients With Cancer

This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioral outcomes in children and adolescents with cancer by collecting information over time from a series of tests.
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Patrick Leavey
35610
All
1 Month and over
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT00772200
STU 012011-037
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• The patient must be currently be enrolled or plan to be enrolled on a COG therapeutic study that aims to examine neuropsychological, social, emotional, and/or behavioral functioning
• The patient must have receptive and expressive language skills in English, French, or Spanish; if a patient meets these criteria but the parent/guardian speaks a language other than English, French, or Spanish, the patient may still be enrolled and tested, and the parent-report measures should be omitted
• All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent
• All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met
Exclusion Criteria:

• Patients with a history of moderate to profound intellectual disability (i.e. intelligence quotient [IQ] =< 55) are not eligible for enrollment; PLEASE NOTE: Children with a prior history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or a specific learning disability (e.g. dyslexia) are eligible for this study
Procedure: Cognitive Assessment, Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment
Cognitive Side Effects of Cancer Therapy, Childhood Malignant Neoplasm
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A Probiotic Intervention to Prevent Relapse Following Hospitalization for Mania

This will be a 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of adjunctive probiotic therapy in 66 persons hospitalized with a manic or mixed episode. The active study compound will consist of capsules containing approximately 10^9 colony forming units of the probiotic organisms, Lactobacillus GG and Bifidobacteria lactis strain Bb12. The dose has been selected because it has been used safely in other probiotic trials, was well-tolerated by the participants in two previous trials of individuals with schizophrenia or mania, and was utilized in the original trial on which this replication is based. This dose is higher than that available in most commercially-sold health food supplements. Following hospital discharge, participants will be randomized to receive adjunctive probiotic or placebo for a 24 week period. It is anticipated that of the 66 participants randomized, ~50 (75%) will complete the full 24 weeks of the study. The primary outcome is relapse, defined as re-hospitalization (e.g., admission to an inpatient unit) for psychiatric symptoms following a previous hospital discharge by at least 2 weeks. The occurrence of new mood episodes, the severity of psychiatric symptoms, and any changes in cognitive test scores over the course of the study will also be evaluated. Changes in the levels of inflammatory markers as well as changes in gut microbiota will be evaluated at three time intervals over the course of the study.
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Edson Brown
10878
All
18 Years to 65 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03383874
STU 082017-045
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• Capacity for written informed consent
• Currently (or within the last 3 weeks) admitted to inpatient hospital for symptoms of mania.
• Primary Axis I diagnosis (DSM-5) at time of admission of bipolar I (single manic episode, most recent episode manic, or most recent episode mixed) OR schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type (manic or mixed state).
• Proficient in the English language.
• Available to attend follow-up visits.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Substance- or medically-induced symptoms of mania at time of assessment.
• HIV infection or other immunodeficiency condition (such as receiving cancer chemotherapy).
• A serious medical condition that affects brain or cognitive functioning (e.g., epilepsy, serious head injury, concussion involving loss of consciousness, brain tumor, or other neurological disorder). Note that Hepatitis-C is not an exclusion criterion unless the participant has an acute infection.
• Diagnosis of Intellectual Disability or history of severe learning disorder.
• Diagnosis of alcohol or substance use disorder (moderate/severe) according to DSM-5 criteria within the last 3 months, or has a positive drug toxicity screen proximate to the time of recruitment.
• History of IV drug use.
• Participated in any investigational drug trial in the past 30 days.
• Pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant during the study period.
• Documented celiac disease (as such persons should be on a gluten-free diet as this is the standard care). Of note, we are not limiting the study to individuals with elevated levels of gliadin or casein antibodies as we intend to look at these levels as a predictor of response.
Combination Product: Probio-Tec BG-VCap-6.5, Other: Placebo
Mania (Neurotic)
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A Study to Compare the Long-term Outcomes After Two Different Anaesthetics (TREX)

There is considerable evidence that most general anaesthetics modulate brain development in animal studies. The impact is greater with longer durations of exposure and in younger animals. There is great controversy over whether or not these animal data are relevant to human clinical scenarios. The changes seen in preclinical studies are greatest with GABA agonists and NMDA antagonists such as volatile anaesthetics (eg sevoflurane), propofol, midazolam, ketamine, and nitrous oxide. There is less evidence for an effect with opioid (such as remifentanil) or with alpha 2 agonists (such as dexmedetomidine). Some, but not all, human cohort studies show an association between exposure to anaesthesia in infancy or early childhood and later changes in cognitive tests, school performance or risk of developing neurodevelopmental disorders. The evidence is weak due to possible confounding. A recent well designed cohort study (the PANDA study) comparing young children that had hernia repair to their siblings found no evidence for a difference in a range of detailed neuropsychological tests. In that study most children were exposed to up to two hours of anaesthesia. The only trial (the GAS trial) has compared children having hernia repair under regional or general anesthesia and has found no evidence for a difference in neurodevelopment when tested at two years of age. The GAS and PANDA studies confirm the animal data that short exposure is unlikely to cause any neurodevelopmental impact. The impact of longer exposures is still unknown. In humans the strongest evidence for an association between surgery and poor neurodevelopmental outcome is in infants having major surgery. However, this is also the group where confounding is most likely. The aim of our study is to see if a new combination of anaesthetic drugs results in a better long-term developmental outcome than the current standard of care for children having anaesthesia expected to last 2 hours or longer. Children will be randomised to receive either a low dose sevoflurane/remifentanil/dexmedetomidine or standard dose sevoflurane anaesthetic. They will receive a neurodevelopmental assessment at 3 years of age to assess global cognitive function.
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Peter Szmuk
80418
All
up to 2 Years old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03089905
STU 052017-065
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Younger than 2 years (chronological age)
• Scheduled for anaesthesia that is expected to last at least 2 hours (and/or total operating room time is scheduled to be at least 2.5 hours)
• Has a legally acceptable representative capable of understanding the informed consent document and providing consent on the participant's behalf.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Known neurologic, chromosomal or congenital anomaly which is likely to be associated with poor neurobehavioural outcome
• Existing diagnosis of behavioural or neurodevelopmental disability
• Prematurity (defined as < 36 weeks gestational age at birth)
• Birth weight less than 2 kg.
• Congenital cardiac disease requiring surgery
• Intracranial neurosurgery and intracranial craniofacial surgery (isolated cleft lip is not an exclusion)
• Previous cumulative exposure to general anaesthesia exceeding 2 hours
• Planned future cumulative exposure to anaesthesia exceeding 2 hours before the age of 3 years.
• Any specific contra-indication to any aspect of the protocol
• Previous adverse reaction to any anaesthetic
• Circumstances likely to make long term follow-up impossible
• Living in a household where the primary language spoken at home is not a language in which we can administer the Wechsler Preschool and Primary School Intelligence Scale
• Planned postoperative sedation with any agent except opioids (e.g. benzodiazepines, dexmedetomidine, ketamine, barbiturates, propofol, clonidine, chloral hydrate, and other non-opioid sedatives). For example if such sedation is planned for post-operative ventilation
Drug: Sevoflurane, Drug: Remifentanil, Drug: Dexmedetomidine
Neurotoxicity, Anesthesia, Child Development
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A Study of the Relationship of Psychosocial Function With Mood Symptoms in Offspring of Parents With Bipolar Disorder

The primary purpose of this study is to compare, over 24 months, the time spent with clinically significant mood symptoms (ie, mania, depression), as measured by the Longitudinal Interval Follow-Up Evaluation (LIFE) and the Psychiatric Status Rating Scale (PSR), in offspring of bipolar parents with and without at least mild impairment in psychosocial functioning.
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Tracy Greer
52864
All
15 Years to 25 Years old
N/A
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03017781
STU 112017-070
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• Participants must have at least one parent who meets the criteria for diagnosis of Bipolar I disorder (BD-I) or Bipolar II disorder (BD-II), as confirmed by the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) administered to the parent. MINI will be administered to parent if the history of BD is endorsed by Family Index of Risk for Mood (FIRM) or other medical information (psychiatrist, medical records). The MINI can be administered to the parent remotely through the telephone or video call if an in-person interview is not feasible due to logistical reasons. A diagnosis Bipolar Disorder Not Otherwise Specified in the parent would not qualify for eligibility
• Participants must be either drug-naive, or on stable treatment for at least 4 weeks.
• Participants (and/or their parents as applicable) must sign an Informed Consent Form (ICF) allowing data collection and source data verification in accordance with local requirements and/or sponsor policy. Adolescents (minors) who in the judgment of the investigator are capable of understanding the nature of the study can be enrolled only after obtaining consent of a legally acceptable representative. Assent must be obtained from any participating adolescents (minors), if applicable
• Participants must be willing and able to complete self-reported assessments via mobile electronic device, and to wear a wrist actigraphy device for the duration of the study
Exclusion Criteria:

• Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) -IV Diagnosis of bipolar I or bipolar II disorder
• DSM-IV Diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizophreniform or schizoaffective disorder
• DSM-IV Diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders
• An intelligence quotient (IQ) score less than (<) 80 as determined by Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT)
• Uncorrected hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar, High-Risk Off-Spring, Psychosocial Functioning
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Aripiprazole for Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder

The investigators will conduct a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study of aripiprazole in 132 persons with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and bipolar I or II disorder, currently depressed or mixed phase. Primary Aim will be to assess change in alcohol use by the Timeline Followback (TLFB) method. Secondary Aim will include change in alcohol craving using the Penn Alcohol Craving Scale (PACS). Changes in psychiatric symptoms (mania/hypomania and depression) and predictors of response will be assessed. Participants with ≥ 1 drinking day at week 12 will be enrolled in a 4-week extension phase with an upward titration to 30 mg/day for those in the active treatment group. The placebo group will remain on placebo. Subjects will be discontinued from the study if any of the following conditions occurs: change in diagnosis to other than bipolar I or II disorder and AUD, development of active suicidal or homicidal ideation with plan and intent, worsening in mood symptoms, that in the opinion of the investigators requires discontinuation, pregnancy, development of severe or life-threatening medical condition, involuntary psychiatric hospitalization or incarceration, significant alcohol withdrawal (e.g. delirium tremens) based on clinical judgment (increases in Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA-Ar) scores will initiate a careful clinical assessment of possible worsening of withdrawal symptoms), or cocaine or amphetamine-positive urine drug screen during the study.
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Edson Brown
10878
All
18 Years to 65 Years old
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02918370
STU 102015-062
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• Outpatient men and women age 18-65 years old with bipolar I, II, Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) disorder, or Schizoaffective Bipolar Type
• If diagnosed with Bipolar I, Bipolar NOS w/history of mania or Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar Type, current mood stabilizer therapy (lithium, valproic acid, lamotrigine, gabapentin) with stable dose for > 28 days prior to randomization.
• Baseline Barrett Impulsiveness Scale-11 Score of > 62 (above average impulsivity)
• Systolic BP > 100 and < 165 and Diastolic BP > 60 and < 105 with no evidence of orthostatic hypotension
• Current Diagnosis of Alcohol Use Disorder with at least moderate severity
• Alcohol use of an average of 15 drinks per 7 days in the past 28 days prior to intake for men, and an average of 8 drinks per 7 day period in the past 28 days prior to intake for women
• Current mood stabilizer therapy with stable dose for > 28 days
• Fluent in English or Spanish
Exclusion Criteria:

• Baseline Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD) or Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) scores > 35
• Mood disorders other than bipolar I, II, NOS or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type (e.g. cyclothymic disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder depressive type, or unipolar depression based on the SCID), other disorders, e.g. anxiety disorders, will be allowed.
• Current diagnosis of amphetamine or cocaine use disorder or a cocaine or amphetamine positive baseline urine sample.
• Evidence of clinically significant alcohol withdrawal symptoms
• Current treatment with an atypical antipsychotic
• Current treatment with naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram, or topiramate in the last 28 days
• Prior treatment with Aripiprazole within the last year or lifetime history of intolerable side effects to Aripiprazole
• Vulnerable populations (e.g. pregnant, nursing, cognitively impaired, incarcerated.)
• Evidence of clinically significant alcohol withdrawal symptoms defined as a CIWA-Ar score of ≥ 10.
• High risk for suicide
• Aspartate Amino Transferase (AST) or Alanine Amino Transferase (ALT) > 3 times upper limit of normal
• Current use of Cytochrome P450 3A4 inducing medication (e.g. carbamazepine, rifabutin, rifampin, ritonavir).
• Use of other substances (besides cocaine/amphetamine) is allowed if the use disorder is no greater than moderate severity and alcohol is the self-identified substance of choice.
• History of neuroleptic malignant syndrome or tardive dyskinesia. More specific inclusion and exclusion criteria will be discussed with participant at baseline assessment.
Drug: Aripiprazole, Drug: Placebo
Bipolar Disorder, Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Use Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Mood, Alcohol Craving, Aripiprazole
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Mapping the Phenotype in Adults With Phelan-McDermid Syndrome

The protocol aims to comprehensively define the phenotype of Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and to identify potential genetic factors, which may play a role in the variability of the disease's outcomes. The first aim involves a physical exam, a neurological exam, collection of medical history information, a clinical genetic evaluation, blood work and neuropsychological assessments. If clinically indicated, the protocol collects information from medical tests. These medical tests may include electrocardiography, echocardiography, renal ultrasonography, and renal ultrasound.
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Kimberly Goodspeed
95398
All
22 Years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03426059
STU 022018-082
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Participant is 22 years of age and older at the time of enrollment
• Participant has been diagnosed with pathogenic deletions or mutations of the SHANK3 gene
• Participant is proficient in English
• Participant provided consent
Exclusion Criteria:
Other: No Intervention
Intellectual Disability, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder
Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, PMS, Genotype, Phenotype, Mapping, 22q13 Deletion Syndrome, SHANK3, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD, Intellectual Disability, ID
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Identifying Predictors of Poor Health-Related Quality-of-Life Among Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Donors

To compare donors to their non-donor counterparts and healthy controls as well as to generate trajectory classes based on longitudinal patterns of donor HRQoL and identify predictors of poor donor HRQoL.
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Victor Aquino
10208
All
5 Years to 17 Years old
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03718546
STU-2018-0294
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Participants must fall into one of the following categories:
• Donor between the age of 5 and 17 who is donating to a sibling
• Parent/caregiver of study participating donor
• Recipient sibling aged 5 to 17 of study participating donor
• Any of the donor's non-donor/non-recipient siblings between 5 and 17
• Any child between 5 and 17 with a brother or sister (also between 5 and 17) receiving a transplant from an unrelated source
• Be willing and able to provide signed informed consent:
• Adults must give consent for their children's and, if applicable, their own participation
• Assent will be obtained in accordance with guidelines at the participant's transplant institution
• Be willing and able to respond to psychological assessment questions
• Must be the donor's first donation
• Recipient must consent to the CIBMTR research database
Exclusion Criteria:

• For families with pediatric donors aged 5 to 17, at minimum, the donor child and/or one parent must consent/assent to participation. If that minimum is not met, the family will be excluded
• Donor or non-donor siblings who do not live in the same household as the recipient at lease half of the time
• Unable to consent/assent or complete a phone interview in English
• No access to a telephone
Quality of Life
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Treating Caregiver Depression to Improve Childhood Asthma: Impact and Mediators

The investigators propose a one-year, repeated measures, within-subject design to examine the impact of improved caregiver depression on child asthma outcomes. A cross-lagged panel modeling (CLPM) for longitudinal data will be fit using a maximum likelihood structural equation model (SEM) in order to explore longitudinal mediation between asthma outcomes (asthma control, spirometry, quality of life (QOL)) and depressive symptoms. CLPM will test whether caregiver improvement preceded child asthma improvement, and SEM will test whether improved adherence and/or decreased child anxiety/depression mediated the effect. The investigators considered a randomized control trial, but it would not be ethically acceptable to withhold medication from caregivers diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) for the proposed one-year duration of the study. It is unlikely that potential participants in the study would find this acceptable. Furthermore a controlled design is not necessary since the investigators are not testing the efficacy of antidepressants for depression, but rather the impact of improvement on caregiver depression on the child.
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Edson Brown
10878
All
7 Years to 70 Years old
Phase 4
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02809677
STU 022014-069
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• Caregiver: Male or female, ages 18 to 70, primary asthma caregiver of the child, currently meeting criteria for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) (based on depression symptoms for at least 2 weeks and causing clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning) based on a Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-4 (SCID) interview.
• Child: Male or female, ages 7-17 years who have a diagnosis of persistent asthma as classified by either of the following criteria:
• A. requirement for treatment with daily controller medication; or
• B. symptoms of persistent asthma in children not on a daily controller medication:
• 1. Daytime symptoms two or more days per week; or
• 2. Rescue bronchodilator use two or more times per week; or
• 3. Nocturnal symptoms two or more nights per month; or
• 4. Two or more oral steroid bursts in the last year.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Caregiver: Severe cognitive impairment that could impair their ability to provide informed consent; member of a vulnerable population (incarcerated, pregnant or breastfeeding women); women of childbearing age who will not use acceptable methods of birth control or abstinence during the study; severe psychiatric disorder in addition to MDD that should be a primary focus of treatment (e.g. severe and disabling eating or anxiety disorders); treatment refractory depression defined as failing ≥ 3 adequate trials of antidepressants (≥ 4 weeks at a therapeutic dose); electroconvulsive therapy or repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation during the current episode; depression as part of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, or current depression secondary to substances or general medical condition, or with psychotic features or accompanied by severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or high risk for suicide defined by multiple recent suicide attempts (> 2 in the past year) or any attempt in the past month, or current suicidal ideation with a well-formed plan or intent.
• Child: Severe cognitive impairment that could impair their ability to provide informed consent; high risk for suicide defined by multiple recent suicide attempts (> 2 in the past year) or any attempt in the past month, or current suicidal ideation with a well-formed plan or intent; severe or life-threatening medical illness, such as other serious cardiopulmonary conditions (e.g. congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, alpha-1-antitrypsin disease) or cancer, which would confound the assessment of asthma, anxiety, depression or quality of life; severe psychiatric illness, such as autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or current drug/alcohol abuse/dependence. If an eligible caregiver presents with more than one child meeting inclusion criteria for the study, only one child, randomly selected, will be enrolled.
Drug: Escitalopram, Drug: Venlafaxine XR, Drug: Bupropion XR, Drug: Sertraline, Drug: Mirtazapine, Drug: Buspirone, Drug: Quetiapine, Drug: Aripiprazole, Drug: Lithium
Major Depressive Disorder, Asthma
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Combination Chemotherapy Plus Fluoxetine in Treating Patients With Advanced or Recurrent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This trial is designed to test the efficacy of fluoxetine to improve patient's quality of life during chemotherapy. An innovative application of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor may modulate the effects of fatigue, anxiety and depression which worsen quality of life.
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Kelly Chin
38273
All
Not specified
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT00005850
STU 082013-045
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Eligibility Criteria: 1. Histologic Documentation: All patients must have histologically or cytologically documented, non-small cell carcinoma of the lung (adenocarcinoma, large cell, squamous, or mixtures of these types). 2. Extent of Disease: Stage IIIB/IV cancer by the international staging system or any Stage I-IIIA otherwise eligible patient with recurrent or progressive NSCLC after surgery or radiotherapy.
• Patients with Stage IIIB because of a malignant pleural effusion, supraclavicular node involvement, or contralateral hilar nodes are eligible (IIIB patients eligible for CALGB protocols of combined chemotherapy and chest irradiation are not eligible.
• Patients with known CNS metastases are not eligible. 3. Measurable or Non-Measurable Disease
• Measurable Disease: Lesions that can be accurately measured in at least one dimension (longest diameter to be recorded) as ≥ 20 mm with conventional techniques or as ≥ 10 mm with spiral CT scan.
• Non-measurable Disease: Only those non-measurable disease patients with ill-defined masses associated with post-obstructive changes and diffuse parenchymal malignant disease are eligible. All other lesions, including small lesions (longest diameter < 20 mm with conventional techniques or < 10 mm with spiral CT scan) and truly non-measurable lesions, are not eligible. Lesions that are considered non-measurable include the following:
• Bone lesions
• Leptomeningeal disease
• Ascites
• Pleural/pericardial effusion
• Abdominal masses that are not confirmed and followed by imaging techniques
• Cystic lesions 4. Prior Treatment:
• No prior chemotherapy.
• ≥ 2 weeks since radiation therapy.
• No antidepressant treatment (eg, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, tricyclics, novel antidepressants, St. John's Wort or monoamine oxidase inhibitors) currently or within the last month. 5. If the patient requires pain medication, pain must be managed with non-codeine preparations, including but not limited to: acetaminophen, any morphine based preparation (short or long acting), hydromorphone, fentanyl, levorphanol or methadone. 6. CTC Performance Status 0-1. 7. Non-pregnant and non-nursing because of significant risk to the fetus/infant. 8. Required Initial Laboratory Data:
• Granulocytes ≥ 1,500/µl
• Platelet count ≥ 100,000/µl
• Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 mg/dl or Calculated CrCl ≥ 60 ml/min
• Bilirubin ≤ 2.0 x Upper Limit of Normal (ULN)
• Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) ≤ 2.0 x ULN
Drug: cisplatin, Drug: fluoxetine, Drug: gemcitabine hydrochloride
Lung Cancer, Depression, Fatigue, Anxiety Disorder
stage I non-small cell lung cancer, stage II non-small cell lung cancer, recurrent non-small cell lung cancer, squamous cell lung cancer, large cell lung cancer, stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer, stage IIIB non-small cell lung cancer, stage IV non-small cell lung cancer, adenocarcinoma of the lung, adenosquamous cell lung cancer, fatigue, anxiety disorder, depression
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Sedation Strategy and Cognitive Outcome After Critical Illness in Early Childhood (RESTORE-cog)

The purpose of this study is to determine the relationships between sedative exposure during pediatric critical illness and long-term neurocognitive outcomes. We will test for drug- and dose-dependent relationships between sedative exposure and neurocognitive outcomes along the early developmental spectrum and will control for baseline and environmental factors, as well as the severity and course of illness. Hypotheses: 1. Greater exposure to benzodiazepines and/or ketamine will be associated with lower IQ even when controlling for severity of illness, hospital course, and baseline factors. In addition, benzodiazepines and/or ketamine will negatively affect other aspects of neurocognitive function. 2. Younger children exposed to benzodiazepines and/or ketamine will have worse neurocognitive outcomes than older children with similar sedative exposure and severity of illness.
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Lana Harder
106637
All
30 Months to 13 Years old
N/A
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02225041
STU 022015-074
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Inclusion Criteria:
RESTORE subjects
• Age ≤8 years and PCPC=1 at RESTORE PICU admission
• PCPC ≤3 at RESTORE hospital discharge Sibling control subjects Inclusion criteria:
• Age 4 to 17 years at time of testing
• PCPC=1
• Same biological parents as primary subject
• Lives with the primary subject
Exclusion Criteria:
RESTORE subjects
• Hospital readmission that includes MV and sedation
• History of cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury (TBI) with loss of consciousness, genetic disorder, premature birth <32 weeks gestational age, or birth weight <2500 g Sibling control subjects
• Adopted or step siblings
• History of MV and sedation, receipt of general anesthesia, cardiac arrest, TBI with loss of consciousness, genetic disorder, premature birth <32 weeks gestational age, or birth weight <2500 gm.
Intellectual Disability, Perceptual Disorders, Memory Disorders
intensive care, critical care, child, family, survivors
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DHA For The Treatment of Pediatric Concussion Related to Sports Injury

In recent years, media attention has focused on the long-term sequelae of repeated concussive episodes in professional athletes. The growing understanding of the damage done by what was once considered a "ding" during a game or match, and the neurologic consequences of "playing through" or returning to play too soon has led to additional interest in and concern for pediatric athletes (18 or under) who experience sports-related concussions during game or practice play. Because it has only been in recent years that the full scope of damage done by repeated concussive episodes has come to light, very little research has been done on treatment of concussion in either adults or children. Brain injuries in children can be especially problematic, as the brain may continue to develop until the child reaches the age of 24 or older, so concussion during this time of development may be particularly damaging. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in both fish oils and algae. DHA is known to improve development of the eyes and brain in young children. It is thought to be an effective anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, and since it occurs naturally and causes very few harmful side effects, it may be a useful compound in the treatment of pediatric concussion. This is a feasibility trial of DHA for the treatment of sports concussion in a pediatric population. The investigators' primary aim is to determine acceptability of randomization for this compound as well as rate of enrollment given our clinical population. The investigators' secondary aim is to examine preliminary outcomes. The investigators hypothesize that subjects who take 2 g of DHA daily for 3 months will see a shorter time to full recovery and return to play and a shorter time to resolve balance disturbance. These are good, albeit unvalidated, clinical indicators of concussive recovery.
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Shane Miller
110528
All
14 Years to 18 Years old
Phase 1
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT01903525
STU 042012-055
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1. Male or females age 14-18 inclusive 2. Diagnosed with concussion due to sports-related injury. Concussion is defined as: 1. Direct blow to the head, face, neck or a blow elsewhere on the body with an "impulsive" force transmitted to the head. 2. Rapid onset of short-lived impairment of neurologic function in one or more of the following clinical domains that resolves spontaneously: i. Symptoms: somatic (eg, headache), cognitive (eg, feeling like in a fog and/or emotional symptoms (eg, lability). ii. Physical signs (eg, loss of consciousness, amnesia). iii. Behavioral changes (eg, irritability). iv. Cognitive impairment (eg, slowed reaction times). v. Sleep disturbance (eg, drowsiness). c) No abnormality on standard structural neuroimaging studies, if such neuroimaging studies are completed for a clinically-indicated reason. Note: neuroimaging is not a part of this study protocol. Study participants will not undergo neuroimaging as part of this study. 3. Concussion within 4 days of enrollment 4. Presenting for treatment to the Sports Medicine Center at Children's Medical Center
Exclusion Criteria:
1. Subjects not actively participating in an organized sport at time of enrollment 2. Subjects who received a concussion from an event other than playing a sport (motor vehicle accident, fall, etc.) 3. Subjects who participate in or received a concussion during participation in motorized sports (i.e., motorcross, dirt biking, jet skiing, etc.) 4. Subjects with radiographic evidence of traumatic brain injury (i.e., skull fracture, intracranial hemorrhage, cerebral contusion, etc). 5. Subjects with a prior diagnosed concussion in the previous 6 months. 6. Pregnant women. 7. Subjects sensitive to aspirin 8. Subjects diagnosed with high blood pressure and currently being treated with blood pressure medications 9. Subjects allergic to soy bean oil or corn oil. 10. Subjects currently taking fish oil or DHA supplements.
Drug: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
Concussion, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
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Resilience in Adolescent Development (RAD)

The RAD study is a longitudinal study to prospectively characterize the biological mechanisms of resilience in adolescents and young adults at risk for developing depression. The study will capture biomarkers from the domains of socio-demographic and clinical data, cognitive and psychological assessments, fluid-based biomarkers, neuroimaging and EEG. Such biomarkers will compose a human biosignature of resilience and identify risk factors for depression, contributing to effective treatment selection or may represent moderators of response or non-response to treatments in subjects with depression. A cohort of 1,500 participants, age 10-24 will be recruited over a 5 year period. Participants will be followed for 10 years following an initial baseline visit. Study visits are conducted 4 times per year.
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Madhukar Trivedi
17410
All
10 Years to 24 Years old
N/A
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03458936
STU 062016-042
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Adolescents and young adults aged 10-24, male and female of all races and ethnicity.
• Participants must be English-speaking (because several study assessments are only available in the English language), however the parent(s) or legal guardian may either speak English or Spanish as the consenting process can be conducted bilingually.
• Adults age 18 and older must be able to provide written informed consent; for youth younger than age 18, a parent or legal guardian must provide written informed consent, and the child or teen must provide written informed assent.
• Ability to complete clinical evaluations and neuropsychological testing.
Exclusion Criteria:

• Individuals who are unable to provide informed consent.
• Participants who are non-English speaking.
• Individuals with any of the following psychotic features: MDD with psychotic features, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or other Axis I psychotic disorder.
• Individuals with a depression diagnosis or a history of depression diagnosis at the initial visit (participants who develop depression during the longitudinal follow-up will continue in the study).
• A PHQ-9 score of 10 or greater.
• Individuals who are unable to provide a permanent home address and contact information.
• Individuals with any condition for which, in the opinion of the investigator, study participation would not be in their best interest (e.g., compromise their well-being) or that could prevent, limit, or confound the protocol-specified assessments.
Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Risk Assessment, Resilience, Psychological, Mood Disorders
Depression, Adolescence, Resilience, Risk Factor, Biomarker
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Semaglutide Effects on Heart Disease and Stroke in Patients With Overweight or Obesity (SELECT)

The researchers are doing the study to see if semaglutide may reduce the risk of having cardiovascular events in patients with overweight or obesity and with prior cardiovascular disease. The participant will either get semaglutide (active medicine) or placebo ("dummy" medicine). Which treatment the participants get is decided by chance. The participant's chance of getting semaglutide or placebo is the same. The participant will get the study medicine in a pen. The participants will need to use the pen to inject the study medicine in a skinfold once a week. The study will last for about 2.5 to 5 years. Participants will have up to 25 clinic visits with the study doctor.
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Ildiko Lingvay
55880
All
45 Years and over
Phase 3
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03574597
STU 062018-088
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•Male or female, age greater than or equal to 45 years at the time of signing informed consent
•Body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 27 kg/m^2
•Have established cardiovascular (CV) disease as evidenced by at least one of the following: prior myocardial infarction; prior stroke (ischemic or haemorrhagic stroke); or symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD), as evidenced by intermittent claudication with ankle-brachial index (ABI) less than 0.85 (at rest), or peripheral arterial revascularization procedure, or amputation due to atherosclerotic disease Exclusion Criteria:
•Any of the following: myocardial infarction, stroke, hospitalisation for unstable angina pectoris or transient ischaemic attack within the past 60 days prior to the day of screening
•HbA1c greater than or equal to 48 mmol/mol (6.5 %) as measured by the central laboratory at screening
•History of type 1 or type 2 diabetes (history of gestational diabetes is allowed)
Drug: Semaglutide, Drug: Placebo (semaglutide)
Obesity, Overweight
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Clinical Medication Development for Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorders

Preclinical and clinical data as well as mechanistic justification have been presented suggesting citicoline and pregnenolone are each promising treatments for alcohol use in BPD. Both appear to have favorable side effect profiles and no known drug-drug interactions. Thus, they have the potential to be safely used in a dual diagnosis population already taking other medications. A 12-week, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled adaptive design study of citicoline and pregnenolone is proposed in 199 persons with alcohol use disorder and bipolar I or II disorder or schizoaffective disorder (bipolar type). The primary aim will be to assess change in alcohol use. Biomarkers of alcohol use, alcohol craving, mood and cognition will also be assessed. Relationships between neurosteroid and choline levels and the outcome measures will be explored.
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Edson Brown
10878
All
18 Years to 70 Years old
Phase 4
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02582905
STU 072014-005
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• Outpatient men and women age 18-70 years old with bipolar I or II disorder or schizoaffective disorder (bipolar type)
• English or Spanish speaking
• Current diagnosis of alcohol use disorder with at least moderate severity (DSM-5 terminology)
• Alcohol use of at least an average of 28 drinks a week if male or an average of 21 drinks per week if female and an average of 3 drinking days a week in the 28 days prior to intake
• Current mood stabilizer therapy (defined as lithium, lamotrigine, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine or an atypical antipsychotic) with stable dose for ≥ 28 days prior to randomization or valproate/divalproex at a stable dose for ≥ 90 days (longer period due to data suggesting valproate may decrease alcohol use in BPD)
• Diagnosis of substance use disorder other than alcohol, caffeine or nicotine is allowed if 1) alcohol is the self-identified substance of choice and 2) severity of other substance use disorder is ≤ moderate
Exclusion Criteria:

• Mood disorders other than bipolar I or II disorders or schizoaffective disorder bipolar type (e.g. bipolar NOS, cyclothymic disorders, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder depressive type, or unipolar depression based on the SCID); other disorders (e.g. anxiety, will be allowed)
• Baseline HRSD17 or YMRS scores ≥ 35 to exclude those with very severe mood symptoms at baseline
• Evidence of clinically significant alcohol withdrawal symptoms defined as a CIWA-Ar score of ≥ 10
• Current (last 28 days) treatment with naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfiram, or topiramate as these may also decrease alcohol use
• Oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy. This exclusion is due to a possible interaction with pregnenolone.
• Women with hormone sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids. These persons are excluded because pregnenolone is converted to estrogens.
• Vulnerable populations (e.g. pregnant, nursing, cognitively impaired, incarcerated)
• High risk for suicide defined as > 1 attempt in past 12 months that required medical attention, any attempt in the past 3 months or current suicidal ideation with plan and intent such that outpatient care is precluded
• Intensive outpatient treatment (defined as ≥3 visits each week) for substance abuse (AA, NA meetings, or less intensive counseling at baseline will be allowed)
• Severe/unstable condition (e.g. cirrhosis, poorly controlled hypertension) or laboratory/physical exam findings consistent with serious illness (e.g. abnormal electrolytes) or AST or ALT >3 times normal
Drug: Placebo, Drug: Citicoline, Drug: Pregnenolone
Bipolar Disorder, Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol Use Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Mood, Alcohol craving, Pregnenolone, Citicoline
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Database Registry to Examine Brain Connections and Brain Function in Mental Disorders and Neural Network Biomarkers for Relational Memory and Psychosis in Schizophrenia (Imaging)

Several observations have been made with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that characterize brain connections and brain function in individuals with schizophrenia and other mental disorders. For example, research investigating schizophrenia focuses on the dysfunction of connections within and between the medial temporal lobe and the prefrontal cortex as well as other pertinent brain regions. This database registry will allow for the collection of clinical interview data, behavioral data, blood, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data on individuals with and without mental disorders to better understand how connections in the brain and various brain regions function differently while volunteers perform various cognitive tasks. This is an observational study that is being conducted to collect data and place it in a registry for current and future investigational questions related to imaging in mental disorders.
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Carol Tamminga
58406
All
18 Years to 60 Years old
N/A
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT01409109
STU 062010-095
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Inclusion Criteria:
Volunteers with Schizophrenia or other mental illness
• Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) diagnosis of Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective disorder
• Competent to give informed consent
• All races and ethnicities
• Eyesight corrected to 20-40 or better
• Able to read, speak, and understand English
Healthy volunteers

• No past or current severe mental illness
• All races and ethnicities
• Eyesight corrected to 20-40 or better
• Able to read, speak, and understand English
Exclusion Criteria:
Volunteers with schizophrenia or other mental illness
• Diagnosis of an organic brain disease
• Diagnosis of DSM-IV-TR alcohol or substance abuse within the last month or DSM-IV-TR alcohol or substance dependence within the last three months
• Serious, unstable medical illness
• History of serious head injury
• Pregnant women
Healthy volunteers

• History of psychiatric illness
• Current use of psychoactive drugs excluding nicotine and caffeine
• Diagnosis of an organic brain disease
• Serious, unstable medical illness
• History of serious head injury
• Pregnant women
Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, Neuroimaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Spectroscopy
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Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative 3 (ADNI3) Protocol (ADNI3)

Since its launch in 2004, the overarching aim of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has been realized in informing the design of therapeutic trials in AD. ADNI3 continues the previously funded ADNI-1, ADNI-GO, and ADNI-2 studies that have been combined public/private collaborations between academia and industry to determine the relationships between the clinical, cognitive, imaging, genetic and biochemical biomarker characteristics of the entire spectrum of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The overall goal of the study is to continue to discover, optimize, standardize, and validate clinical trial measures and biomarkers used in AD research.
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Kyle Womack
18106
All
55 Years to 90 Years old
N/A
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT02854033
STU 112016-068
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Inclusion Criteria (all CN participants): 1. Participant with or without subjective memory complaints, verified by a study partner, beyond what one would expect for age 2. Normal memory function documented by scoring above education adjusted cutoffs on the Logical Memory II subscale (Delayed Paragraph Recall, Paragraph A only) from the Wechsler Memory Scale -Revised (the maximum score is 25): 1. 9 for 16 or more years of education 2. 5 for 8-15 years of education 3. 3 for 0-7 years of education 3. Mini-Mental State Exam score between 24 and 30 inclusive (Exceptions may be made for participants with less than 8 years of education at the discretion of the Project Director) 4. Clinical Dementia Rating = 0. Memory Box score must be 0 5. Cognitively normal, based on an absence of significant impairment in cognitive functions or activities of daily living 6. Stability of Permitted Medications for at least 4 weeks: 1. Stable doses of antidepressants lacking significant anticholinergic side effects (if they are currently adequately treated for depressive symptoms and do not have a history of major depression within the past 1 years) 2. Estrogen replacement therapy is permissible 3. Gingko biloba is permissible, but discouraged 4. Washout from psychoactive medication (e.g., excluded antidepressants, neuroleptics, chronic anxiolytics or sedative hypnotics, etc.) for at least 4 weeks prior to screening. Inclusion Criteria (all MCI participants): 1. Participant must express a subjective memory concern as reported by participant, or recalled by study partner or clinician. 2. Abnormal memory function documented by scoring below education adjusted cutoffs on the Logical Memory II subscale (Delayed Paragraph Recall, Paragraph A only) from the Wechsler Memory Scale -Revised (the maximum score is 25): a. < 11 for 16 or more years of education b. ≤ 9 for 8-15 years of education c. ≤ 6 for 0-7 years of education 3. Mini-Mental State Exam score between 24 and 30 inclusive (Exceptions may be made for participants with less than 8 years of education at the discretion of the Project Director) 4. Clinical Dementia Rating = 0.5. Memory Box score must be at least 0.5 5. General cognition and functional performance sufficiently preserved such that a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease cannot be made by the site physician at the time of the Screening Visit 6. Stability of Permitted Medications for at least 4 weeks: 1. Stable doses of antidepressants lacking significant anticholinergic side effects (if they are currently adequately treated for depressive symptoms and do not have a history of major depression within the past 1 years) 2. Cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine are allowable if stable for 12 weeks prior to Screening Visit 3. Estrogen replacement therapy is permissible 4. Gingko biloba is permissible, but discouraged 5. Washout from psychoactive medication (e.g., excluded antidepressants, neuroleptics, chronic anxiolytics or sedative hypnotics, etc.) for at least 4 weeks prior to screening. Inclusion Criteria (all AD participants): 1. Participant must express a subjective memory concern as reported by participant, or recalled by study partner or clinician.n. 2. Abnormal memory function documented by scoring below education adjusted cutoffs on the Logical Memory II subscale (Delayed Paragraph Recall, Paragraph A only) from the Wechsler Memory Scale -Revised (the maximum score is 25): 1. ≤ 8 for 16 or more years of education 2. ≤ 4 for 8-15 years of education 3. ≤ 2 for 0-7 years of education 3. Mini-Mental State Exam score between 20 and 24 inclusive (Exceptions for scores of 24 and 25 may be made for participants with less than 8 years of education at the discretion of the Project Director) 4. Clinical Dementia Rating = 0.5 or 1.0 5. NINCDS (National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke) -ADRDA (Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association) criteria for probable AD 6. Stability of Permitted Medications for at least 4 weeks: 1. Stable doses of antidepressants lacking significant anticholinergic side effects (if they are currently adequately treated for depressive symptoms and do not have a history of major depression within the past 1 years) 2. Cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine are allowable if stable for 12 weeks prior to Screening Visit 3. Estrogen replacement therapy is permissible 4. Gingko biloba is permissible, but discouraged 5. Washout from psychoactive medication (e.g., excluded antidepressants, neuroleptics, chronic anxiolytics or sedative hypnotics, etc.) for at least 4 weeks prior to screening. Inclusion Criteria Specific to Newly Enrolled Participants 1. Geriatric Depression Scale score less than 6. 2. Age between 55-90 years (inclusive). 3. Study partner who has frequent contact with the participant (i.e., minimum average of 10 hours per week) and is available to accompany the participant to all clinic visits for the duration of the protocol. 4. Visual and auditory acuity adequate for neuropsychological testing. 5. Good general health with no diseases expected to interfere with the study. 6. Participant is not pregnant, lactating, or of childbearing potential (i.e. women must be two years post-menopausal or surgically sterile). 7. Willing and able to participate in a longitudinal imaging study. 8. Modified Hachinski Ischemic Score less than or equal to 4. 9. Completed six grades of education or has a good work history (sufficient to exclude mental retardation). 10. Must speak English or Spanish fluently. 11. Willing to undergo repeated MRIs (3Tesla) and at least two PET scans 12. Agrees to collection of blood for genomic analysis (including GWAS (genome-wide association study) sequencing and other analysis), APOE (Apolipoprotein E) testing and biospecimen banking. 13. Agrees to collection of blood for biomarker testing. 14. Agrees to at least one lumbar puncture for the collection of CSF. 15. Agrees to share genomic data and biomarker samples. Inclusion Criteria Specific to Rollover Participants" The following additional inclusion criteria apply to all diagnostic categories for rollover participants only: 1. Must have been enrolled and followed in ADNI-1, ADNI-GO, or ADNI-2 for at least one year. 2. Willing and able to continue to participate in an ongoing longitudinal study. A reduced battery of tests is allowable if the participant is not able/willing to complete the full battery. Exclusion Criteria (all CN participants): 1. Any significant neurologic disease, such as Parkinson's disease, multi-infarct dementia, Huntington's disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, brain tumor, progressive supranuclear palsy, seizure disorder, subdural hematoma, multiple sclerosis, or history of significant head trauma followed by persistent neurologic deficits or known structural brain abnormalities Exclusion Criteria (all MCI participants): 1. Any significant neurologic disease other than suspected incipient Alzheimer's disease, such as Parkinson's disease, multi-infarct dementia, Huntington's disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, brain tumor, progressive supranuclear palsy, seizure disorder, subdural hematoma, multiple sclerosis, or history of significant head trauma followed by persistent neurologic deficits or known structural brain abnormalities. Exclusion Criteria (all AD participants): 1. Any significant neurologic disease other than Alzheimer's disease, such as Parkinson's disease, multi-infarct dementia, Huntington's disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, brain tumor, progressive supranuclear palsy, seizure disorder, subdural hematoma, multiple sclerosis, or history of significant head trauma followed by persistent neurologic deficits or known structural brain abnormalities. Exclusion Criteria (all participants): The following additional exclusion criteria apply to all diagnostic categories: 1. Screening/Baseline MRI brain scan with evidence of infection, infarction, or other focal lesions or multiple lacunes or lacunes in a critical memory structure 2. Subjects that have any contraindications for MRI studies, including the presence of cardiac pacemakers, or metal fragments or foreign objects in the eyes, skin or body. 3. Major depression, bipolar disorder as described in DSM-IV within the past 1 year. Psychotic features, agitation or behavioral problems within the last 3 months that could lead to difficulty complying with the protocol. 4. Currently treated with medication for obsessive-compulsive disorder or attention deficit disorder. 5. History of schizophrenia (DSM IV criteria). 6. History of alcohol or substance abuse or dependence within the past 2 years (DSM IV criteria). 7. Any significant systemic illness or unstable medical condition, which could lead to difficulty complying with the protocol. 8. Clinically significant abnormalities in B12 or thyroid function tests (TFTs) that might interfere with the study. A low B12 is exclusionary, unless follow-up labs (homocysteine (HC) and methylmalonic acid (MMA)) indicate that it is not physiologically significant. 9. Residence in a skilled nursing facility. 10. Current use of specific psychoactive medications (e.g., certain antidepressants, neuroleptics, chronic anxiolytics or sedative hypnotics). Current use of warfarin or other anticoagulants such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban (exclusionary for lumbar puncture). 11. Current use of any other exclusionary medications 12. Investigational agents are prohibited one month prior to entry and for the duration of the trial. 13. Participation in clinical studies involving neuropsychological measures being collected more than one time per year. Exclusion Criteria Specific to AV-1451 PET: The following criteria are exclusionary only for the AV-1451 scanning portion of the study: 1. History of risk factors for torsades de pointes (a cardiac dysrhythmia associated with sudden death) or taking medications known to prolong the QT interval. A list of restricted medications will be provided. 2. Have an ECG obtained prior to the AV-1451 PET scan that in the opinion of the investigator is clinically significant with regard to the subject's participation in the study. Bazett's corrected QT (QTcB) interval must be evaluated and must not exceed 458 msec in males, or 474 msec in females.
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
amyloid, plaques, neuroimaging, biomarkers, cognition disorder, early detection, pre-dementia, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, tau
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Exploring the Effects of Corticosteroids on the Human Hippocampus

Chronic corticosteroid (CS) exposure is associated with changes in memory and the hippocampus in both humans and in animal models. The hippocampus has a high concentration of glucocorticoid receptors (GCRs), and the pre-clinical literature demonstrates shortening of apical dendrites in the CA3 region of the hippocampus and decreased neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus (DG) following CS administration. In humans, both stress and CS exposure are associated with a decline in declarative memory performance (a process mediated by the hippocampus). Impairment in declarative memory and hippocampal atrophy are reported in patients with excessive CS release due to Cushing's disease, and, by our group, in patients receiving prescription CS therapy. These findings have important implications for patients with mood disorders, as a large subset of people with major depressive disorder (MDD) show evidence of HPA axis activation, elevated cortisol and, importantly, resistance to the effects of CSs on both the HPA axis and on declarative memory. Thus, resistance to corticosteroids appears to be a consequence of MDD. this study will examine changes in declarative memory, as well as use state-of-the-art high-resolution multimodal neuroimaging, including structural and functional (i.e., task-based and resting state) MRI, in both men and women healthy controls, and, as an exploratory aim, a depressed group, given 3-day exposures to hydrocortisone (160 mg/day) or placebo. The study will translate preclinical findings to humans, provide valuable data on possible sex differences in the response to cortisol and, for the first time, identify specific hippocampal subfields (e.g., CA3/DG) in humans that are most sensitive to acute CS effects. Using resting state fMRI data and whole brain connectomics using graph theoretical approaches, we will determine the effects of cortisol exposure on functional brain networks. Furthermore, this will be the first study to use neuroimaging to compare the brain's response to CSs in people with depression vs. controls, and determine whether depressed people demonstrate glucocorticoid resistance within the hippocampus. We hypothesize that hippocampal response to acute CSs will be greatest in the CA3/DG subfield, greater in women than in men, and that depressed people will show a blunted hippocampal response to CSs compared to controls. A multidisciplinary research team with extensive experience in CS effects on the brain and hippocampal subfield neuroimaging, and a prior history of research collaboration, will conduct the project.
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Edson Brown
10878
All
18 Years to 40 Years old
Phase 4
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03896659
STU-2018-0360
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Men and women age 18-40 years with vision corrected to at least 20-40 (needed for fMRI tasks)
• Education of ≥ 12 years
• Baseline RAVLT total words recalled T-score ≥ 40 (normal range)
• BMI between 18.5-35.0 (neither underweight nor severely obese)
• Baseline QIDS-C ≤ 5 (virtual absence of depressive symptoms) for "healthy controls" and for the "depressed" group a QIDS-C between 11-20 (≥ moderate depressive symptoms but < very severe depressive symptoms)
Exclusion Criteria:

• History of major psychiatric illness other than MDD for the depressed group, defined as bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, or MDD with psychotic features. For the control group, a past episode of MDD (per SCID) is also exclusionary
• History of drug or alcohol use disorder
• History of neurological disorders including seizures, brain surgery, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease
• Taking CNS-acting medications (e.g., antidepressants, antipsychotics, lithium, anticonvulsants, sedative/hypnotic/anxiolytics). Thus, the depressed group will be medication free.
• History of allergic reaction or medical contraindication to hydrocortisone
• Metal implants, claustrophobia, or other contraindications to MRI
• Significant medical conditions (e.g., cancer, heart disease, diabetes)
• Vulnerable population including pregnant or nursing women, prisoners, and people with intellectual disability, history of special education classes, dementia, or other severe cognitive disorders
• Current suicidal ideation, a suicide attempt in the past 12 months or more than one lifetime attempt
• History of systemic CS use in the past 12 months, lifetime cumulative use of more than 12 weeks, or recent (defined as past 28 days) inhaled CS use
• Women who are using estrogen containing oral contraceptive agents (other contraceptives are acceptable, see Protection of Human Subjects section for a list of acceptable birth control methods) or who are post- or peri-menopausal or with irregular menstrual cycles (i.e., inconsistent menstruation patterns)
Drug: Hydrocortisone Oral, Drug: Placebo Oral Tablet
Depression, Healthy Volunteers, Hydrocortisone
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Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of AVP-786 for the Treatment of Neurobehavioral Disinhibition Including Aggression, Agitation, and Irritability in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

This is a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate AVP-786 for the treatment of neurobehavioral disinhibition including aggression, agitation, and irritability in participants with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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Surendra Barshikar
168321
All
18 Years to 75 Years old
Phase 2
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
NCT03095066
STU 052018-039
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Inclusion Criteria:

• Participants with traumatic brain injury (TBI)
• Participants with neurobehavioral disinhibition symptoms that are present after trauma or after recovery of consciousness
• Score of ≥4 on the modified Clinical Global Impression of Severity (mCGI-S) scale and the Agitation/Aggression or Irritability/Lability subscales of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) scale at screening and baseline
• Participants with a reliable caregiver
Exclusion Criteria:

• Participants with significant symptoms of a major depressive disorder
• Participants with a history of or current clinical symptoms of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder
Drug: AVP-786, Drug: Placebo
Neurobehavioral Disinhibition
aggression, agitation, irritability, non-penetrating brain injury, traumatic brain injury, TBI, AVP-786
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