Pilot Study of Minocycline (NPL-2003) in Adults With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common psychiatric illness that affects up to 2-3% of the population. People with OCD experience anxiety-provoking, intrusive thoughts, known as obsessions, and feel compelled to perform repetitive behaviors, or compulsions. The only medications proven effective for OCD are serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs), but even with SRI treatment, most patients continue to experience significant OCD symptoms, impaired functioning, and diminished quality of life. Recent evidence suggest that a different neurotransmitter, glutamate, may contribute to the symptoms in OCD. Medications that target glutamate hold promise for ameliorating symptoms for those patients continuing to suffer from OCD. In this study we are recruiting patients to receive the drug NPL-2003, which is thought to modulate the neurotransmitter glutamate, added to whatever other OCD medications they are taking in a 12-week open label study.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Pilot Study of Minocycline (NPL-2003) in Adults With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)|
- Number of Patients Who Met and Exceeded Response Criteria of Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Patients given YBOCS (Yale Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale), a gold standard measure of obsessions and compulsions. For the YBOCS the minimum units are 0 and Maximum units on the total scale are 40. The higher the number on the YBOCS, the more severe the symptoms. Response was defined as at least a 30% reduction on the YBOCS.
- Number of Patients That Met Response Criteria for the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Patients given HAM-D (Hamilton Depression Scale), a measure of depressive symptoms. For the HAM-D the minimum units are 0 and Maximum units on the total scale are 50. The higher the number on the HAM-D, the more severe the symptoms. Response was defined as at least a 30% reduction on the HAM-D.
|Study Start Date:||August 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Minocycline (NPL-2003) daily for 12 weeks
Other Name: 5707 (Insitution Code name)
|United States, New York|
|New York State Psychiatric Institute|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Principal Investigator:||Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.||Columbia-NYSPI-RFMH|