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Longitudinal Study of People Presenting for First Treatment of a Mood Disorder

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: NCT01529905
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2005 by McMaster University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 9, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2012
Ontario Mental Health Foundation
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
McMaster University

Brief Summary:
The goal of this project is to study the course and outcome of illness in individuals who present with a first episode of depression or mania, or who have a recurrent disorder but have never received treatment. We plan to examine psychological, physical, social and environmental factors that may affect long-term outcome in these disorders

Condition or disease
Major Depression Bipolar Disorder

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Longitudinal Study of Individuals Presenting With a First Treated Episode of Depression of Mania (First Episode Project)
Study Start Date : June 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2014

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patients who present to a tertiary care clinic for first treatment of depression or mania

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Primary Mood Disorder,
  • Age 16-50
  • No previous treatment with psychotropic medication (may have had a max. of 5 days treatment with antidepressants/mood stabilizer &/or they may have Haldol &/or Lorazepam for clear restraint)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of CNS illness (except migraines),
  • Thyroid Disease,
  • Neoplastic illness
  • History of, or currently being treated for, Anorexia or Bulimia
  • History of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Current treatment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Previous diagnosis of OCD or primary Anxiety disorder
  • Axis-II diagnosis that would suggest non-responsiveness to pharmacotherapy.
  • Substance dependence

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01529905

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Contact: Helen Begin, RN 905-522-1155 ext 5409

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Canada, Ontario
St. Joseph's Healthcare, Centre for Mountain Health Services Recruiting
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8N 3K7
Contact: Helen Begin, RN    905-522-1155 ext 5426   
Sponsors and Collaborators
McMaster University
Ontario Mental Health Foundation
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
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Principal Investigator: Glenda MacQueen, MD, PhD McMaster University

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Responsible Party: McMaster University Identifier: NCT01529905     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99-1715
First Posted: February 9, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2012
Last Verified: June 2005

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Depressive Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Depressive Disorder, Major
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Bipolar and Related Disorders