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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 submit information to info@ascpp.org.

 

Clinical Trial from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • For more information click here. NCT05111548 , People with serious mental illness often experience difficulties with thinking skills like memory. These difficulties can make it harder to perform day-to-day activities. The purpose of this study is to test whether combining a type of non-invasive brain stimulation with computerized cognitive exercises is helpful in improving a specific type of memory skill in people who have mental health conditions. The study is a randomized clinical trial, meaning that participants will be randomly assigned to receive either ‘active’ or ‘inactive’ brain stimulation. All participants will complete computerized cognitive exercises, also known as cognitive training. Overall, participants will be in the study for 6-8 weeks. The study involves 10 visits to the clinic over 2-4 weeks for cognitive training and either active or inactive brain stimulation. Participants will also complete paper-and-pencil assessments at the beginning and end of treatment, and one month after treatment ends.

Clinical Trial from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

  • For more information click here.  NCT05109507, Two-arm, parallel group randomized clinical trial conducted via Mturk comparing a single-session web-based intervention called Visitor Mindset versus a control intervention (nature videos with relaxing music) for adults with depression and/or anxiety symptoms. Procedures include completing: (1) pre-intervention assessments; (2) one of two single-session web-based intervention (approximately 30 to 45 minutes each); (3) post-intervention assessments, including survey questions following a negative affect induction (brief film clip); and (4) a 2-week follow-up assessment.

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 CUNY College of State Island, Staten Island, New York

  • For more information click here.  NCT05047081, The current study aims to prevent the developmental of mental health symptoms in first-year college students through providing a workshop aimed at preparing students for the academic, social, and personal challenges associated with typical college experiences. Specifically, the study hypothesizes that first-year student students who participate in a workshop on college readiness will report fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety, higher levels of self-esteem, and better academic performance compared to a similar group of students who do not receive the intervention (the control group). Students in the intervention group will participate in a one-time, two-hour workshop that discusses expectations about college, setting goals that are aligned with one’s values, predicting barriers to achieving these goals, and how to overcome these obstacles. The workshop will provide students with external resources (both on and off campus) for obtaining additional support to address barriers that arise during their college experiences. Students will complete questionnaires about symptoms of depression, anxiety, and their ability to cope with stress before the workshop, after the workshop, and at the end of their first semester. At the end of the Fall 2021 semester, students will be asked to share information about their Grade Point Average (GPA) and academic status. The investigators predict that at the end of the semester, those students who participated in the workshop will report lower levels of depression, anxiety and stress, higher levels of self-esteem, and a higher GPA compared to students who did not receive the intervention. Students who participated in the workshop will also be more likely to continue (enrolled in the Spring 2022 semester) compared to controls.

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 UCLA, Los Angeles, California

  • For more information click here.  NCT05070052, The present study is a randomized controlled trial comparing the efficacy and acceptability of CBT and MBCT group-based interventions adapted for young people at elevated risk for mood or psychotic disorder onset or relapse. Young people (ages 13-24) are provided with targeted psychoeducation and learn a variety of coping skills and wellness practices for mood regulation and stress and distress management. Parents meet separately to learn the same skills and receive guidance in supporting their youth with skill development. The therapy is also augmented by a mobile phone application that supports regular symptom monitoring and skills practice. 

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 Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

  • For more information click here.  NCT04980365, The purpose of this study is to determine whether parents of young children (aged 10 and under) think it is feasible (in other words, doable) and acceptable (in other words, satisfactory) to use a mobile app designed to provide personalized education and enrichment for 10 minutes/day for 14 days. We hope to learn if it is reasonable to ask parents to use one of three different apps and if parents are satisfied with their participation in the study. If so, we can continue to study the effect of these apps on parents’ stress in future research. We also plan to evaluate the effect of these app-based interventions in lowering levels of stress in parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. By conducting this study, we hope to learn if there are specific app-based interventions that will lead to a reduction in stress in parents, improved parental life satisfaction, and improved parent-child interactions. If the results of this study suggest these apps may be promising at reducing stress among parents, we will continue doing research on these app-based interventions.

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 Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

  • For more information click here.  NCT04951193, The purpose of this study is to evaluate a mobile application (app) called “Goal2QuitVaping” to help adolescents quit vaping nicotine. Goal2QuitVaping was developed by our research team to assist with quitting vaping. Participants will be randomly assigned to either download the mobile app, “Goal2QuitVaping”, or not. If provided with Goal2QuitVaping, participants will be asked to use the app regularly, at least once per day, throughout the study duration. Participants will be asked to complete electronic questionnaire measures throughout the study period. Participation in this study will take about 4 weeks.

Clinical Trial from Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Tulsa, Oklahoma 

  • For more information click here.  NCT04941066, Neuroimaging MRI techniques for measuring brain structure, tissue composition, and Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent functional Magnetic Resonance imaging (BOLD fMRI) will be used to measure task-dependent and task-independent brain hemodynamic and electrophysiological changes in human subjects with major depressive disorders (MDD).

    After being informed about the study and potential risks, all participants giving written informed consent will undergo one session of the cognitive process-based fMRI neurofeedback (CNF) targeting the rumination-related brain functional connectivity, and a one-week follow-up. Participants will be randomized in a double-blind manner (participant and investigator) in a 1:1 ratio to Active (receiving feedback from their own brain activity) or Sham (receiving artificially generated feedback).

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 Rutgers, Piscataway, New Jersey

  • For more information click here.  NCT04926090,This study has three specific aims: Aim 1: Identify mental health needs of autistic students to inform supports. Focus groups engaging key stakeholders will be used to understand the mental health needs of autistic college students and inform adaptation of two individualized mental health supports: 1) the ESP intervention and 2) protocols for monitoring mood and psychological distress. Aim 2: Develop resources to inform and guide mental health care of autistic students. Focus group information will inform 1) adaptation of clinician (ESP-C) and self-guided (ESP-S) emotional support plans and monitoring protocols and 2) develop a “College Student Mental Health Guide” to aide autistic college students, their families and mental health professionals in proactive planning for mental health supports during PSE. Aim 3: Assess the feasibility, acceptability and initial efficacy of the ESP-C and ESP-S. The study will yield preliminary data to apply for additional funding to conduct a large-scale trial to validate these methods to monitor and support mental health of autistic adults. Information gathered from the study will also be used to inform development of a mental health guide for autistic students.

Clinical Trial from Trama and Stress Studies Center, Houston, Texas

  • For more information click here. NCT04909216, The overarching goal of this study is to demonstrate the efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability of Mindful Attention Training (MAT), a novel mindfulness-based intervention that is specifically developed for firefighters. This project is designed to improve the health of firefighters, an integral, essential component of our national and international communities. Moreover, the study aims to promote health service psychologists by enhancing our contributions to the mental healthcare of firefighters, an understudied and underserved segment of the population by virtue of their service to our communities. This study therefore has significant potential to identify, develop, and promote an effective model of quality, evidence-based mental health promotion and illness prevention by integrating health service psychology into the fire service.

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 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

  • For more information click here.  NCT04872439, Gastrointestinal motility disorders represent a heterogeneous group of neuromuscular diseases of the enteric nervous systems. While autoimmune neuromuscular diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) are well described, the role of autoimmunity in enteric nervous system (ENS) has been less studied. Approximately 10% of patients with unexplained gastrointestinal dysmotility diseases have positive serum autoantibodies to peripheral nervous system proteins, suggesting an autoimmune mechanism targeting the enteric nervous system. Our aim is to identify novel anti neuronal antibodies that contribute to autoimmune gastrointestinal motility disorders by analyzing the serum of patients with abnormal gastrointestinal motility.

Clinical Trial from University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 

  • For more information click here.  NCT04871074, The overarching goal of this project is to use [C-11]UCB-J to obtain spatial information on neuronal synapse abundance and inform Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progression. The investigators propose to collect longitudinal amyloid, tau, and Synaptic vesicle glycoprotein 2A (SV2A) positron emission tomography (PET) in participants in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) across the clinical stages of AD, including cognitively unimpaired biomarker negative, unimpaired biomarker positive, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and dementia due to AD.

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 Parexel, Glendale, California

  • For more information click here.  NCT04620109, A Phase 1 randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, single-dose escalation (SDE) and repeat dose escalation (RDE) study to evaluate safety and tolerability, and PK of KDR2-2 in healthy volunteers. The planned single dose levels are 0.03, 0.06, 0.12, and 0.24 mg/eye, and repeat dose levels are 0.06, 0.12, and 0.24 mg/eye, QID, × 6 days (one dose in the morning on Day 7). Subjects are randomized to KDR2-2 or placebo dosing (6:2 for SDE, or 8:2 for RDE) in each cohort of relative dosing levels.

Clinical Trial from Nemours Children’s Clinic, Wilmington, Delaware

  • For more information click here.  NCT04577417, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children. Besides core ADHD symptoms (inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsivity), ADHD also affects the ability to perceive and process sounds. Both hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity to loud sounds are common symptoms in ADHD patients. With stimulant medication, individuals with ADHD become more tolerant of loud noise than when they were non-medicated. It remains unknown exactly how stimulant medication alters the loudness perception. The proposed study will use the acoustic reflex to objectively measure auditory sensitivity to loud sounds. The aims of this study are to evaluate auditory sensitivity in patients with ADHD using acoustic reflex thresholds (ART) and to examine the effects of ADHD stimulant medication on ART. Eligible participants will participate in two sessions (off-med and on-med conditions) conducted on the same day. ADHD patients will be asked to come to the laboratory before taking their ADHD medication. The investigators will repeat three tests before and after taking stimulant medication. The investigators will also conduct screening tests during and between the first and second sessions. The investigators will compare a difference between the two independent groups (ADHD vs. Control) and compare a within subject difference between medication conditions (on-med vs. off-med).

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 Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • NCT04539158, Currently, the usual initial strategy for direct current cardioversion (DCCV) typically involves delivering 200J of electricity between two pads placed in the anterior and posterior positions (i.e., one on the chest and one on the back). However, this technique may be less likely to result in successful cardioversion in obese patients (BMI ≥30 kg/m2). Failure to achieve sinus rhythm then necessitates additional shocks, which still may ultimately fail to terminate the patient’s atrial fibrillation, thereby increasing the likelihood of adverse events from multiple cardioversion attempts “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 National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike, Maryland

  • NCT02153944, The overall aim of this protocol is to examine the effect of pharmacological manipulations of affective and cognitive processes on anxiety and task performance. Ultimately, the goal is 1) to provide insight into the relative influence of cognitive and affective states on anxiety, 2) generate theoretical models that can be applied to a better understanding of the interaction between cognition and emotion, 3) develop a better screening approach to candidate anxiolytics, and 4) help formulate novel therapeutic interventions for clinical anxiety.

Clinical Trial from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

  • NCT04047355, This study will pilot the safety and efficacy of high dose propranolol. The investigators will randomly assign participants to either propranolol or to placebo later crossing each participant over to the other group. As propranolol can cause changes in blood pressure and heart function, each participant will complete initial comprehensive testing to monitor cardiac safety throughout the study. The investigators will be utilizing telemedicine and computer based telemetry to minimize the burden of office visits on the individual and family.

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 Trial from Christoph U. Correll and Northwell University  

  • NCT01383915, The purpose of the study is to characterize the at-risk phases preceding a first episode of bipolar disorder and of schizophrenia, and to identify clinical and biological predictors of the disease development. Hypothesis a: Over 6-24 months, 25% of at-risk youth will develop the full manifestations of Bipolar Disorder (BPD) or schizophrenia. Hypothesis b: The symptoms utilized for characterizing the at-risk phase of BPD will differentiate between individuals developing BPD and schizophrenia

Clinical Trial from Yale University 

  • NCT03539900 Binge-eating disorder (BED), the most prevalent formal eating disorder, is associated strongly with obesity and bio-psychosocial impairment. Improved treatments for patients with BED are needed that can produce sustained clinical outcomes. This study aims to test the efficacy of Naltrexone/Bupropion (NB; FDA-approved anti-obesity combination medication) for the treatment of BED in patients with and without obesity. The RCT will provide new findings regarding the efficacy of NB medication for reducing binge-eating episodes among patients with BED, for reducing weight among patients with BED and obesity, and whether patients with and without obesity derive differential benefit from NB.

Clinical Trial from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  •  NCT03287778 Randomized Controlled Trial of Pyridoxine for Tardive Dyskinesia: This study will test the efficacy of pyridoxine (also known as vitamin B6) for TD. This will be an 8 week double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial measuring the effect of pyridoxine 400 mg/day on the severity of involuntary muscle movements in people who meet Schooler-Kane criteria for TD.
 

Clinical Trials from The Cleveland Clinic

  • NCT03113968 ELEKT-D: Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) vs. Ketamine in Patients With Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) (ELEKT-D)

Clinical Trials from Yale University

Clinical Trials from Weill Medical College of Cornell University

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

Clinical Trials from University of Maryland

  • NCT02884908 Pharmacogenetic Treatment With Anti-Glutaminergic Agents for Comorbid PTSD & AUD

Clinical Trials from Northwell Health

  • NCT02822092 Striatal Connectivity and Clinical Outcome in Psychosis

Clinical Trials from University of Nebraska

  • NCT02824627 Oxytocin on Irritability/Emotional Dysregulation of Disruptive Behavior and Mood Disorders
Clinical Trials from New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • NCT02557945 Gabapentin in Patients at Clinical Risk for Psychosis

 Clinical Trials from Massachusetts General Hospital

  • NCT01246765 National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics
  • NCT02505984 Preventing Postpartum Depression With Intranasal Oxytocin (IN-OXT)