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Treatment of Mild and Subthreshold Depressive Disorders

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00226642
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2002 by Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 27, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 27, 2005
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Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of a SSRI, cognitive-bahavioral-therapy and a free choice between SSRI and CBT in a sample of primary care patients suffering from mild to moderate depression.


  • SSRI is superior to placebo
  • CBT is superior to a non-specific supporting group therapy

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Drug: Sertralin Behavioral: Cognitive-behavioral therapy Drug: Placebo Behavioral: Non-specific supporting group therapy Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 369 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Behandlung Von Leichten Und Unterschwelligen Depressionen. Eine Randomisierte, Kontrollierte Studie Zum Wirksamkeitsnachweis Eines Serotonin-Wiederaufnahme-Hemmers (SSRI), Einer Kognitiven Verhaltenstherapie Und Einer Freien Therapiewahl ("Treatment of Mild and Subthreshold Depressive Disorders". A Randomized, Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of a Serotonin-Reuptake-Inhibitor (SSRI), a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and of Free Choice Between SSRI and CBT")

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. HAMD (changes between baseline and individual endpoint)
  2. IDS (changes between baseline and individual endpoint)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. BDI (changes between baseline and individual endpoint)
  2. CGI (changes between baseline and individual endpoint)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:(e.g.)

  • subthreshold and mild depressive disorders including dysthymia (HAMD: 8-22)
  • informed consent
  • 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:(e.g.)

  • severe mood disorders
  • bipolar disorder
  • recurrent brief depression
  • suicidality
  • alcohol or drug dependency
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • schizoaffective disorder / schizophrenia
  • pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00226642

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Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Department of Psychiatry
Munich, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich
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Principal Investigator: Ulrich Hegerl, Prof, MD LMU, Department of Psychiatry
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00226642    
Other Study ID Numbers: KNDS-2.1
First Posted: September 27, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 27, 2005
Last Verified: February 2002
Keywords provided by Ludwig-Maximilians - University of Munich:
primary care
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders