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Los Angeles, California 90048


The purpose of this study is to determine if omega-3 fatty acid EPA will enhance and speed up response to antidepressant therapy with Celexa (Citalopram) in people suffering from Major Depressive Disorder. All patients will receive Celexa, 50% will receive EPA, 50% placebo EPA.

Study summary:

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Inclusion Criteria: - Meet DSM-IV criteria for current major depression, and have a HAM-D (21 item) score of > 17 - Male or female who, if of child-bearing potential, agrees to use effective contraception including the regular use of contraceptive pills, intra-uterine devices, barrier methods or abstinence - Age between 18 and 65 - Capable of giving informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizotypal disorder, psychotic depression or bipolar disorders - Current drug or alcohol abuse or dependence, or history of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence within the previous 6 months - Unstable medical or neurological conditions that are likely to interfere with the treatment of depression - History of allergy to citalopram or ProEPA, finfish or shellfish - History of failure of response to citalopram, as documented by an adequate trial of the medication [defined as having been treated with the medication at a dose level typically regarded as adequate (i.e., 40 mg of citalopram per day) for at least 6 weeks] - History of seizure disorder - Pregnancy - Currently on psychotropic medications including antidepressants or neuroleptics - Active suicidal ideation or other safety issues determined by the clinician to not be suitable for inclusion in the study - Exposure to treatment with fluoxetine or MAOIs in the previous two months - Patients on anticoagulant therapy - Patients with a dietary intake of > 3.0g total omega-3 PUFA/day at baseline



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Lev Gertsik, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Location Contact:

Los Angeles, California 90048
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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