Mifepristone in Refractory Depression

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The purpose of the study is to examine the effectiveness of mifepristone treatment in patients with refractory depression. Refractory depression is defined as clinical depression that is unimproved after treatment with at least 2 different antidepressants of adequate dose and time trial. Mifepristone will augment current medications.

Official Title

Mifepristone in Refractory Depression

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 75 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. : - 21-item HAM-D score of 20 or above. - If currently taking antipsychotic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, and/or mood-stabilizing medications, must be stable on the medication for at least three weeks prior to entering the study. - At least 2 failed antidepressant medication trials of adequate dose and duration. - Between 18 and 75 years of age. - Not currently pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. -History of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders. - Transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment or ECT in the 3 months prior to starting the study. - History of vagus nerve stimulation treatment. - No unstable or untreated cardiovascular disease, hypertension, or endocrine disorder. - Current use of oral contraceptives or any other drug that may result in adverse drug-mifepristone interactions effects (including Amiodarone, Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, Fluconazole, Fluvoxamine, Indinavir, Intraconazole, Ketoconazole, Metronidazole, Miconazole, Nefazodone, Nelfinavir, Norfloxacin, Omeprazole, Quinine, Ritonavir, Saquinavir, Troleandomycin, Zafirlukast, Carbamazepine, Dexamethasone, Ethosuximide, Phenobarbital, Phenytoin, Primidone, Rifabutin, Rifampin, Troglitazone). A 30-day wash-out period for oral contraceptives is required before mifepristone begins. - Previous allergic reaction to mifepristone or drugs of similar chemical structure.


Hugh Brent Solvason PhD MD
Hugh Brent Solvason PhD MD
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Jennifer Keller