Clinical Trials Logo

Clinical Trial Summary

Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV2 (PASC), colloquially known as "long-COVID," is thought to affect between 10-30% of all COVID-19 survivors. Patients with PASC also report worsening behavioral health symptoms over time that include new-onset depression, anxiety, and even suicidal behavior. The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, controlled trial is to test the efficacy of a glutamate modulator among PASC patients suffering from new-onset or worsening of depressive symptoms.


Clinical Trial Description

While PASC symptoms have been identified in nearly every organ system, the most common symptoms include fatigue, cognitive and attention deficits (known as 'brain fog'), shortness of breath, and post-exertional malaise. New-onset depression, anxiety, and even suicidal behavior have also been reported. Symptoms of PASC can exhibit daily variation; additionally PASC frequently demonstrates a relapsing and remitting course. This is mitigated by cognitive and emotional stress, physical exertion, diet, and alcohol consumption; therefore, measuring treatment response and the course of illness over time can be challenging. While there are many ongoing trials evaluating a variety of treatments for PASC, no clear treatment has emerged; additionally, there are no published data on psychotropic medications alleviating the inflammatory response and psychiatric symptoms in PASC. Alterations in the transmission between neurons of a neurotransmitter called glutamate are an important target of pharmacotherapy for PASC. Glutamate modulators have demonstrated promise in improving depressive symptoms and suicidality and can improve cognitive functioning among patients with these symptoms. The study team has recently developed a novel design that integrates a clinical trial involving serial infusions. The current trial will evaluate the effect of a sub-anesthetic infusion on individuals with PASC and depressive symptoms who complete a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study conducted over 5 weeks using a cross-over and counterbalanced design. ;


Study Design


Related Conditions & MeSH terms


NCT number NCT05690503
Study type Interventional
Source New York State Psychiatric Institute
Contact Saleena Subaiya, MD
Phone 646-774-6117
Email saleena.subaiya@nyspi.columbia.edu
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase Phase 2
Start date February 24, 2023
Completion date December 31, 2023

See also
  Status Clinical Trial Phase
Completed NCT02909387 - Adapting Project UPLIFT for Blacks in Georgia N/A
Completed NCT05702086 - Making SPARX Fly in Nunavut: Pilot Testing an E-intervention for Boosting Resilience Against Youth Depression N/A
Completed NCT04921332 - Bright Light Therapy for Depression Symptoms in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and COPD N/A
Completed NCT03535805 - Transdiagnostic, Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention for in School-aged Children With Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances N/A
Recruiting NCT03272230 - Assessment of Apathy in a Real-life Situation, With a Video and Sensors-based System N/A
Completed NCT03514355 - MBSR in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients With Controlled Disease But Persistent Depressive Symptoms N/A
Terminated NCT04367636 - The Effects of Attention Training on Emotion Regulation and Stress Related Complaints During COVID-19 N/A
Completed NCT04403126 - To Increase Psychological Well-being by the Implementation of Forgiveness Education N/A
Recruiting NCT05078424 - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Youths With Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Hong Kong N/A
Suspended NCT04084795 - Augmentation of EMDR With MtCS in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia N/A
Recruiting NCT04082052 - Evaluating and Predicting Response to a Single Session Intervention for Self-Dislike N/A
Completed NCT04011540 - Digital Data in Mental Health Therapy N/A
Not yet recruiting NCT03659591 - Triple Aim Psychotherapy: Aimed at Improving Patient Experience, Population Health, and Cost N/A
Not yet recruiting NCT02133170 - "Mindfulness vs Psychoeducation in Bipolar Disorder" N/A
Completed NCT02314390 - Group- Versus Individual-Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: a Randomized Trial N/A
Completed NCT01628016 - The Effect of Attention Bias Modification Training on Reducing Depressive Symptoms N/A
Completed NCT01786083 - Caring for Family Caregivers:a Research-action Study N/A
Recruiting NCT04502186 - A Systems-Level Intervention for Rural Adults With Depression N/A
Recruiting NCT04936828 - Ecological Momentary Intervention for Stroke Caregivers' Psychological Support N/A
Completed NCT03932474 - EVALUATION OF EFFICACY OF SAMEUP IN SUBJECTS WITH DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS: A RANDOMIZED STUDY N/A