Drug Treatment for Pathological Gambling
This study will determine whether the drug bupropion is an effective treatment for Pathological Gambling.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Bupropion Versus Placebo in the Treatment of Pathological Gambling|
|Study Start Date:||July 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
As gambling opportunities proliferate, PG has become a major health concern. Despite its importance, few treatment options with proven efficacy exist. This study will attempt to identify an effective treatment for PG.
Participants are randomly assigned to receive either bupropion or placebo for 12 weeks. Participants are assessed at baseline and at Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12. Self administered questionnaires and interviews are used to assess participants. Follow-up assessments are made 1, 3, and 6 months after study completion.
|United States, Iowa|
|Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa|
|Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52242|