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Somatosensory Processing in Depression

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2011 by Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
H. Lundbeck A/S
Information provided by:
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich Identifier:
First received: October 10, 2006
Last updated: June 23, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

Aim of this study is to investigate neuronal differences (EEG/evoked potentials; functional MRI) between patients with major depression and healthy controls concerning brain activity after acute pain as well as changes of pain related brain activity during treatment with escitalopram.

Condition Intervention Phase
Procedure: simultaneous EEG/fMRI
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Influence of Escitalopram on Somatosensory Processing in Patients With Major Depression

Further study details as provided by Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • changes in evoked potentials/functional MRI from baseline to week 4 [ Time Frame: two assessments, at baseline and week 4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: simultaneous EEG/fMRI
    fMRI/EEG recordings

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Psychiatric in or outpatients with acute depressive episode
  • Indication for pharmacological treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute suicidal tendency
  • Neurological or severe somatic disorders
  • Women during pregnancy or lactation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00386893

Contact: Oliver Pogarell, MD +49 89 5160 ext 5540
Contact: Susanne Karch, PhD +49 89 5160 ext 5782

Department of Psychiatry and Clin. Radiology, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Recruiting
Munich, Bavaria, Germany, D - 80336
Contact: Oliver Pogarell, MD    +49 89 5160 ext 5540   
Contact: Susanne Karch    +49 89 5160 ext 5782   
Principal Investigator: Oliver Pogarell, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich
H. Lundbeck A/S
Principal Investigator: Ulrich Hegerl, MD Department of Psychiatry, Ludwig-Maximilians-University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: S Karch, PhD, University of Munich Identifier: NCT00386893     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ESC_03082005, 2005-003752-35
Study First Received: October 10, 2006
Last Updated: June 23, 2011
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders processed this record on November 27, 2014