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In conjunction with our mission to advance the science and practice of clinical psychopharmacology through education and research, ASCP is committed to the support and promotion of clinical trials. We encourage practitioners and patients to investigate and participate in clinical trials when available and appropriate. To list a clinical trial on the website, please fill out the form below or submit information to

Clinical Trial from Children's Hospital Los Angeles

For more information click here.   NCT04760275

Treatment of every child with anxiety disorder begins with the question of which treatment to start first. Both fluoxetine and CBT have strong empirical support, but few studies have compared their initial effectiveness head-to-head, and none has investigated what to do if the treatment tried first isn't working well-whether to optimize the treatment already begun or to add the other treatment.

Aims of the study:

  1. The study will assess whether beginning with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or fluoxetine medication is more effective in improving youth-rated anxiety symptoms over the 24-week intervention
  2. If the initial intervention fails to induce clinical remission by week 12, the study will assess whether optimizing the initial treatment modality alone, or adding the other modality to the first, yields better symptom improvement by week 24
  3. The study will assess whether one sequence of treatment modalities - i.e., CBT followed by optimized CBT; CBT followed by optimized CBT+ medication; medication followed by optimized medication; medication followed by optimized medication + CBT -- is significantly better or worse than predicted from the two main effects
  4. The study will assess the stability of treatment response for ≥12 months following completion of the 24-week trial

National Institute of Mental Health

Collaborator: University of Maryland, College Park

For more information click here.   NCT00060775 The purpose of this study is to use brain imaging technology to examine brain changes that occur in children when they are exposed to various kinds of emotional tasks and to determine if these changes are related to the child's temperament.

Studies suggest that the risk for developing mood and anxiety disorders in preschool children may be linked to differences in temperament.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

For more information click here.  NCT04893837 MOBI-1 is a single-arm, multi-center derivation / validation study that will evaluate the use of the Infrascanner for monitoring traumatic intracranial hematomas. All patients will receive standard care plus hourly infrascanner assessments.

Clinical Trial from University of Pittsburgh

For more information click here.   NCT05345392 Mood lability is an important transdiagnostic problem that is associated with poor psychosocial function and suicidal thoughts, and is a predictor of mood disorder onset, especially in youth at familial risk. Thus, particularly in youth with a family history of mood disorder, an intervention to target mood lability during a key period of development could improve outcomes. 

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besancon

For more information click here.  NCT04817072 Chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases (CIRD) affect many organ systems. Painful sensations within the joints spine, hand and foot deformities, low quality of life and psychosocial status in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis can lead to the development of anxiety and depression.

Clinical Trial from University of Mclean Hospital

For more information click here.  NCT04713722 Severe childhood adversity accounts for a large portion of psychiatric illness, and an increased risk for major depressive disorder (MDD). For some individuals, childhood adversity has negative psychological and medical consequences; others preserve mental and physical health despite such experiences (they are resilient). In spite of this, little is known about the neurobiological mechanisms related to childhood adversity, especially oxidative stress abnormalities in the brain. 

Clinical Trial from Yale University

For more information click here. NCT02727972 This research study is designed to look at the involvement of the glutamate system in depression. Each subject will undergo a screening appointment to determine study eligibility. Thereafter, the study will take 2 or 3 visits depending on schedule availability and will consist of one MRI scan, and PET scan. Subjects will also participate in cognitive testing. Depending on camera time, staff availability and subject schedule, total study participation may last 1-2 months.


Clinical Trial from Kessler Foundation

For more information click here. NCT05115656, Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients face notable impairments which lead to reduced performance and regulation of daily and overall functioning. There are a number of interventions made to combat these qualms; however, such interventions have historically been therapeutically demanding, which limits their practical benefit. A mindfulness-based therapeutic intervention can provide a cost-effective approach that can be particularly well-suited to the needs and limitations of TBI. It focuses both on developing awareness and attention, which are often impaired, and are critical to improving emotional and behavioral regulation and everyday function.

Clinical Trial from University of Colorado, Boulder

For more information click here.  NCT02155699, The goal of this proposal is to test the feasibility and effectiveness of cardiovascular exercise in promoting brain health and improving related symptoms (e.g., hearing sounds that are not there, feeling emotionally detached from self and others), cognitive difficulties (troubles with memory and learning), and every day social-occupational functioning in youth at imminent risk for developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia. Understanding how exercise may protect or improve the health of a brain area that is implicated as a major contributing factor to the onset of psychosis may lead to a path-breaking new intervention that does not suffer from many of the side effects, costs, and other barriers that characterize treatments that are currently available for this group. Because a significant portion of high-risk youth go on to develop a psychotic disorder in a short period, intervening at this stage may help to improve the clinical course and ultimately prevent the onset of a devastating and prevalent mental illness.

Clinical Trial from CHRU de Brest Brest Cedex, France

For more information click here NCT04363112, The purpose of this study is to demonstrate an association between a biological pattern of dysregulation of the HPA axis and mental disorders in children exposed to early life stress.

Cortisol secretion lead to define two groups : pathologic versus normal cortisol secretion.

Mental disorders is evaluate with Mini-Kids II (a mental health questionary) and lead to define two groups : mental disorders versus no mental disorders

Clinical Trial from Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

For more information click here.  NCT05109065, The investigators are seeking healthy volunteers and people with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder for a clinical study of the immune system in psychotic disorders. This is an observational study, to understand the ways in which the immune system may be contributing to the disease process. Genetic studies have linked the number of copies coding for C4 protein to risk for schizophrenia. Studies examining the amount of mRNA, the molecules that point to how much C4 protein is likely being made, found more C4 mRNA in the brains from individuals with schizophrenia. Studies in mice have suggested that expressing more C4 protein in the brain, specifically the A-type of C4, can result in abnormalities in behavior. However, researchers have also found that pathways that involve this protein in the blood to be abnormal in individuals even before they develop schizophrenia and hypothesize these abnormalities change the blood brain barrier. In this work, we are hoping to understand the ways in which C4 protein is abnormal in the peripheral blood and how this may be contributing to the disease process in hopes of finding new ways of helping individuals with schizophrenia and possibly other mental health disorders. A major goal of this study is to collect blood tissue for ongoing translational study of pathophysiological mechanisms of schizophrenia. Interested participants will be asked a series of questions about their medical and mental health history, be able to provide informed consent, undergo a urine toxicology screen and be willing to provide a blood sample.

Clinical Trial from Imaging Research Center, Sacramento, California

For more information click here.  NCT05053451, The purpose of this study is to test the impact of non-invasive brain stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), on auditory hallucinations, negative symptoms and cognition in schizophrenia. Clinical measures will be used to assess clinical symptoms and cognitive performance to test the hypothesis that a course of tDCS can reduce auditory hallucinations and negative symptoms in schizophrenia.

Clinical Trial from University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California

For more information click here.  NCT05027789, The purpose of this research is to determine if training in memory support aids and healthy lifestyle activities (physical exercise, mentally stimulating activities and stress management) can have a positive effect on memory, thinking, and activities that people do every day. Participation in this study will involve being placed into one of two groups: a Self-Guided Intervention Group or a Structured Intervention Group. Both groups will be asked to attend group sessions in which they will be provided education on memory support strategies and lifestyle changes. The Structured Intervention Group will also be provided with an iPad and a digital application (called EMMA) to track their activity. Study participation involves a 6-month intervention and completing outcome measures at 4 different time points for up to a year.

Clinical Trial from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York

For more information click here.  NCT05032963, Individuals with schizophrenia display a wide range of neurocognitive difficulties resulting in functional impairment and disability. Extensive evidence indicates insomnia and sleep disturbances play a substantial role in degrading cognitive functioning. However, the putative impact of insomnia and sleep disturbances on neurocognition and daily functioning has not been investigated in people with schizophrenia. The goal of this study is to characterize sleep in individuals with schizophrenia and quantify its impact on neurocognition and daily functioning.

Clinical Trial from University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Oklahoma

For more information click here.  NCT04990492, This study investigates a new delivery method for the General Anxiety Disorder – 7 (GAD 7), a clinically accepted tool for diagnosing general anxiety disorder. The new tool records auditory responses to the assessment and the study will examine if the instrument is effective at capturing participant depression levels. If proven effective, future studies may investigate if the new format can be used to improve at home clinical care.

Clinical Trial from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For more information click here.  NCT04997642, The research database contains demographic and family history information, longitudinal information on the clinical symptoms, neuropsychological profile and treatments, stored biological samples, and brain images of patients with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders receiving care at the Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Center and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Clinical Trial from WVU Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia

For more information click here.  NCT04876066, Studies have shown that ketamine is very effective and has a quick onset in treatment of depression. Most of these studies used intravenous ketamine in an inpatient setting and there are no large trials examining its use in Post Stroke Depression (PSD). There have been only few studies that have used other routes of administration (i.e., oral, transmucosal, intranasal, intramuscular) of ketamine which provided symptom relief for depression. The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness and safety of use of transmucosal ketamine in treatment of PSD. We hypothesize that fast acting antidepressant effects can be achieved with tolerable side effects for translation into the general post-stroke population. To test our hypothesis, the specific aim is to: (1) demonstrate that transmucosal administration of ketamine is feasible within the post-stroke depression population and has tolerable side effects. Exploratory aims will include assessment if ketamine also produces fast acting antidepressant effects.

Clinical Trial from University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

For more information click here.  NCT04872179, This is an international prospective registry of patients with Alpha thalassemia to understand the natural history of the disease and the outcomes of fetal therapies, with the overall goal of improving the prenatal management of patients with Alpha thalassemia.

Clinical Trial from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

For more information click here.  NCT04821830, The most effective treatment for PD is the drug levo-dopa, which partially replaces brain dopamine. Despite decades of successful use, how levo-dopa improves speed of movement in PD is not understood. This observational study recruits participants who have been prescribed levo-dopa by their treating physicians. Before their first dose, immediately after their first dose and later, when their dose has been stabilized, they will engage with the research team to participate in a few simple experiments to measure speed, grip strength, tremor, and stability (on and off of treatment). The purpose of these experiments is to understand how levo-dopa treatment in Parkinson disease enhances movement speed. An important but not understood component of levo-dopa action, the Long Duration Response (LDR), lasts for days to weeks. A basic function of dopamine signaling in the brain is modulation of motivation – the coupling between effort and action values. These experiments will determine if the LDR is associated with relative normalization of motivation function in the brain. The motivation behavior of recently diagnosed PD participants will be examined before and after treatment with levo-dopa to determine if the magnitude of the LDR is correlated with improvements in motivation behavior.

Clinical Trial from H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida

For more information click here.  NCT04741997, The purpose of this study is to assess rate of disease relapse and hazard rate of disease relapse after neoadjuvant therapy based on the statuses of pathologic complete response or non-pathologic complete response, and postoperative adjuvant therapy.

Clinical Trial from Dr. Daniel P Morin, MD MPH FHRS, Ochsner Health System

For more information click here.  NCT04539158,”Dual-DCCV” is a technique in which four pads are used to deliver two simultaneous shocks of 200J, totaling 400J. Guidelines published by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society and the European Society of Cardiology provide only general guidance regarding the appropriate technique and energy selection in patients undergoing cardioversion, with no specific recommendations pertaining to dual-DCCV or obese patients. This study aims to assess the safety and efficacy of dual-DCCV as an initial treatment strategy, compared to standard single-DCCV, in the obese population.

Clinical Trial from University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

NCT03786614, The purpose of this study is to compare the effects on depressive symptoms of subjects who discontinue serotonergic antidepressants (a certain type of antidepressant, such as Prozac, that works on serotonin receptors in the brain) with the effects on depressive symptoms of subjects who continue to take serotonergic antidepressants. During this study, subjects will also be presented with the opportunity to undergo genetic testing for the serotonin gene transporter which has a short or long form. This is being done because it has been demonstrated that genetic testing improves outcome while treating treatment-resistant depression.

Clinical Trial from Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

NCT03553875, This study is a 12-week randomized-controlled trial of memantine hydrochloride (Namenda) for the treatment of social impairment in youth with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, and related conditions. Eligible participants will be males and females ages 8-18.

Clinical Trials from Yale University

NCT02734602 Imaging SV2A in Mood Disorders

Clinical Trials from Weill Medical College of Cornell University

NCT03026127 A Novel Cognitive Reappraisal Intervention for Suicide Prevention (CRISP)

Clinical Trials from Northwell Health

NCT02822092 Striatal Connectivity and Clinical Outcome in Psychosis

Clinical Trials from Massachusetts General Hospital

NCT01246765 National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics