A Standard of Care Study of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Who Have Had an Inadequate Response to a Selective Serotonin Reuptake/Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressant

  • End date
    May 29, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Updated on 20 April 2022


The purpose of this study is to assess the safety (adverse events, serious adverse events, deaths, suicidality) of participants with major depressive disorder (MDD) treated according to the standard of care (SOC).

Condition Depressive Disorder, Major
Treatment Standard of Care (SOC)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05109195
SponsorJanssen Research & Development, LLC
Last Modified on20 April 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Must have a confirmed diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) with a diagnostic code at least twice in the past year
Treatment with an selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)/serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) for at least 6 weeks at an adequate dose (per Massachusetts General Hospital-Antidepressant Treatment Response Questionnaire [MGH-ATRQ]) and for no more than a year. Specifically, one of the following in any formulation: SSRIs: citalopram, duloxetine, escitalopram, fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, milnacipran, levomilnacipran, paroxetine, sertraline; SNRIs: venlafaxine, desvenlafaxine, vilazodone, or vortioxetine
Currently on a single SSRI/SNRI
Current episode of MDD has lasted less than 2 years
Has a body mass index (BMI) of 18-37 kilograms per meter square (Kg/m^2), (inclusive)

Exclusion Criteria

Taking more than one antidepressant (regardless of class) at therapeutic doses (therapeutic doses per MGH-ATRQ). A second antidepressant is allowed to be taken at a lower dose if for sleep or pain management
Is currently taking a benzodiazepine at higher doses than the equivalent of 3 milligrams (mg) of lorazepam
Any coding of a psychotic disorder in the past 5 years including MDD with psychosis
Any coding of borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, somatoform disorder, or fibromyalgia in the past 5 years
Any coding of dementia or mild cognitive impairment in the past 5 years
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