A Controlled Trial of Topiramate Treatment for Alcohol Dependence in Veterans With PTSD (TAP2)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01749215|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 22, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Alcohol Dependence Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)||Drug: Topiramate Drug: placebo||Phase 4|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||A Controlled Trial of Topiramate Treatment for Alcohol Dependence in Veterans With PTSD|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2019|
Topiramate capsules daily - up to 300 mg
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo capsules daily - up to 300 mg
- Change in alcohol use as assessed by the Alcohol Timeline Followback (TLFB) [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 12 ]Using a calendar, participants provide retrospective estimates of daily drinking over a specified time period.
- Change in PTSD symptom severity as assessed by the PTSD Checklist (PCL) [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 12 ]The PCL is a 17-item self-report measure reflecting DSM-IV symptoms of PTSD. A total symptom severity score (range = 17-85) can be obtained by summing the scores from each of the 17 items that have response options ranging from 1 "Not at all" to 5 "Extremely".
- Change in impulsivity as assessed by Delay Discounting [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 12 ]The DD task provides a measure of impulsivity by evaluating discount rates for rewards delayed by 10 seconds.
- Change in risk-taking behavior as assessed by the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 12 ]The Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) is a computerized measure of risk taking behavior.
- Change in decision-making behavior as assessed by the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 12 ]The Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) is a computerized assessment that evaluates decision making mediated by the prefrontal cortex by tracking the selection of avantageous or disadvantageous electronic cards from four desks.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01749215
|United States, California|
|San Francisco VA Medical Center|
|San Francisco, California, United States, 94121|
|Principal Investigator:||Steven L. Batki, MD||University of California, San Francisco|