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Decreasing the Symptoms of Depression Associated With Bipolar I Disorder

Clinical Trial Title: 
A study of a new formulation of ramelteon, in combination with lithium or valorate, in the treatment of acute depressive episodes in adults with bipolar I disorder.
Clinical Trial Protocol ID: 
Clinical Trial Investigator Name: 
Corey Goldstein, MD
Clinical Trial Protocol Description: 

The purpose of this study is to determine if a new formulation of ramelteon is effective in decreasing the symptoms of depression during an acute depressive episode associated with bipolar I disorder. This is a placebo-controlled study and treatments will be randomly assigned. Three hundred subjects from North America are expected to participate in this study, and we expect to enroll 20 subjects at Rush University Medical Center. This study consists of nine office visits over nine weeks.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are diagnosed with bipolar I disorder.
  • Are currently taking lithium and/or valporate.
  • Are currently experiencing depressive symptoms.
  • Are between the ages of 18 to 75.

You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:

  • Are abusing drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Have used of ramelteon in the past.
  • Have any history of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain syndrome, or sleep apnea.
  • Are a female who is pregnant or nursing.

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via e-mail, please include the title of the study in your message.

Clinical Trial Area: 
Mental Health Disorders
Contact Phone: 
(312) 942-6597
Contact Name: 
Treatment Research Center