Memantine Treatment Study of Pathological Gambling
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00585169|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 3, 2008
Results First Posted : April 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 8, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Pathological Gambling||Drug: Memantine Hydrochloride||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||29 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Phase II Open-Label Multi-Center Trial of Memantine (Namenda(TM)) Treatment of Pathological Gambling|
|Study Start Date :||December 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2011|
10 to 30 mg/day memantine. The study consisted of 10 weeks of open-label memantine. All eligible study subjects were started at 10 mg/day for 2 weeks. The dose was increased to 20 mg/day after 2 weeks and then to 30 mg/day after 4 weeks unless remission of PG symptoms was attained at a lower dose.
Drug: Memantine Hydrochloride
10 mg/day for two weeks, dose increase to 20 mg at week 3, 30 mg at week 4 unless clinical improvement is achieved with a lower dose. Total treatment is 10 weeks.
Other Name: Namenda
- Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Modified for Pathological Gambling (PG-YBOCS) [ Time Frame: Baseline to study end point (10 weeks) ]The PGYBOCS is a reliable & valid, 10-item, clinician administered scale that rates gambling symptoms within the last 7 days. The first 5 questions assess urges and thoughts associated with pathological gambling, and the last 5 questions assess the behavioral component of the disorder. Scores of 0 through 4 are assigned each item according to the severity of the response (0 = least severe response or none, 4 = most severe response or extreme)with a score ranging from 0-40. Each set of questions (1-5 and 6-10) can be totaled separately for the component score (urges/thoughts and behavioral) as well as together for a total score. A score of 0 indicates no problems while increasing scores indicate increasing severity of problems with gambling. PG-YBOCS is used to measure changes across time. A decreasing score indicates a possible positive response to the intervention. Total score at baseline was compared with the study end to determine if the intervention was efficacious.
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|United States, Connecticut|
|Yale University School of Medicine|
|New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06519|
|United States, Minnesota|
|University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55454|
|Principal Investigator:||Marc N. Potenza, M.D, Ph.D.||Yale University|
|Principal Investigator:||Jon E Grant, MD, JD, MPH||University of Minnesota|