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Treatment of Neuroleptic Induced Acute Akathisia With Trazodone

Information source: BeerYaakov Mental Health Center
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Condition(s) targeted: Schizophrenia

Intervention: Placebo (Drug); Trazodone (Drug)

Phase: Phase 4

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: BeerYaakov Mental Health Center


Administration of trazodone for the treatment of neuroleptic induced acute akathisia in a cross-over fashion of 6 days duration. 3 days of placebo and 3 days of trazodone.

Clinical Details

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Barnes Akathisia rating scale, Positive and Negative syndrome scale, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, Hamilton Anxiety Scale, Clinical Global Impression, Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 70 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients with akathisia according to DSM-IV criteria at least mild akathisia.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Change of pharmacologic regimen 7 days prior to study entry

- Significant systemic disease

- The presence of chronic akathisia

- Patients unable to cooperate

Locations and Contacts

Beer Yaakov MHC, Beer Yaacov 70350, Israel
Additional Information

Starting date: November 2000
Last updated: June 15, 2008

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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