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New York, New York 10021


Purpose:

To test the effectiveness treating AIDS related depression with imipramine hydrochloride. Depression syndromes are commonly associated with chronic, disabling, and fatal diseases. Due to the relentless course of HIV infection, there is a certain reluctance to treat the associated depression. In other illness, it has been proven that treating the depression often results in improvement of overall health status. This is a placebo controlled trial. Half of the patients are given imipramine hydrochloride every day for 6 weeks. Assessment is done by self reports and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Prior to entry all patients are given a psychiatric evaluation. There is a cross over phase in which placebo non responders are entered into an open-label study and given imipramine hydrochloride.


Study summary:

To test the effectiveness treating AIDS related depression with imipramine hydrochloride. Depression syndromes are commonly associated with chronic, disabling, and fatal diseases. Due to the relentless course of HIV infection, there is a certain reluctance to treat the associated depression. In other illness, it has been proven that treating the depression often results in improvement of overall health status. This is a placebo controlled trial. Half of the patients are given imipramine hydrochloride every day for 6 weeks. Assessment is done by self reports and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. Prior to entry all patients are given a psychiatric evaluation. There is a cross over phase in which placebo non responders are entered into an open-label study and given imipramine hydrochloride.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Patient must be ambulatory and relatively good health. Even if unable to work at least able to partially care care for self and not demented. - May have been alcoholic or drug abuser 6 months previous. - Unspecified - CD4 Unspecified. Exclusion Criteria: - Non ambulatory patients or those requiring extensive help in self care are excluded. - Non ambulatory patients or those requiring extensive help in self care are excluded. - Current alcohol or drug abuse. - Unspecified


NCT ID:

NCT00000390


Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Frances A


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

New York, New York 10021
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 17, 2017

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