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The purpose of this study is to test the safety and efficacy of repeated doses of ketamine as compared to placebo to reduce symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among Veteran receiving Prolonged Exposure Therapy.


Clinical Trial Description

In this single site clinical trial, intended to evaluate the safety and efficacy of repeated doses of ketamine in conjunction with prolonged exposure (PE) therapy for PTSD. Veterans who meet criteria for PTSD and the additional inclusion and exclusion criteria will be randomized to one of two treatment arms (placebo plus PE vs ketamine plus PE). Participants receive the study drug via intravenous infusion once per week for 3-weeks. ;


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NCT number NCT04560660
Study type Interventional
Source VA Office of Research and Development
Contact Paulo R Shiroma, MD
Phone (612) 725-2000
Email Paulo.Shiroma@va.gov
Status Recruiting
Phase Phase 2
Start date March 9, 2021
Completion date December 31, 2024

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