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Clinical Trails at Rush Epilepsy and Mood
Clinical Trial Protocol ID
02032102

Clinical Trial Investigator Name
Andres Kanner, MD

Clinical Trial Title
An open-label study to investigate the positive psychotropic effects of an investigational drug which is FDA approved for patients with epilepsy.

Clinical Trial Protocol Description

Some of the antiepileptic drugs have been known to have mood calming properties.  Some subjects have found that when they take certain antiepileptic drugs they feel more alert, better able to think clearly, and less irritable. In addition, some subjects that may have symptoms of depression can at times notice an improvement in these symptoms after taking these medications. The purpose of this research study is to determine if this study medication may have these same positive results as some of the other antiepileptic drugs have produced. The duration of study participation is 12-20 weeks. There will be a total of two visits.



Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are an adult the ages of 18-75
    or a child between the ages of 11-17
  • Diagnosed with partial epilepsy or primary generalized epilepsy or secondary generalized epilepsy
  • Cannot have taken an antidepressant (such as paxil, prozac, zoloft) or drugs which affect thinking and/or mood (such as thorazine, haldol) in the past three months
  • Must not have a serious medical condition, including a past history of kidney stones

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements.





Contact Name Andres Kanner, MD
Contact Phone (312) 942-5939
Contact E-mail clinical_trials@rush.edu
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