Brain Markers of Treatment Response in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier:
First received: June 17, 2008
Last updated: August 28, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

The purpose of this study is to examine if treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans with paroxetine changes brain responses as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging and if brain responses can predict who will get better with treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Drug: paroxetine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Neurofunctional Markers of SSRI Treatment Response in PTSD

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Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in brain response measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 41
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Arm 1 Drug: paroxetine
Paroxetine 20-40mg po QD for 12 weeks
Other Name: Paxil (brand name)


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Veterans with clinical diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder from combat related to deployment to Afghanistan/Iraq (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intolerance or sensitivity to paroxetine
  • Major medical or neurologic illness
  • Current psychotropic medication or active psychotherapy treatment
  • Other major psychiatric illness
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00700999

United States, Illinois
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Lake Side Divison, Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
United States, Michigan
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48113
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: K. Luan Phan, MD Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT00700999     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MHBA-002-08S
Study First Received: June 17, 2008
Last Updated: August 28, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Anxiety Disorders
Mental Disorders
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Serotonin Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Central Nervous System Agents
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