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Luteolin for the Treatment of People With Schizophrenia

About

Brief Summary

Luteolin is a natural product found in foods such as celery, green pepper, parsley, and chamomile tea. It has been found to have anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. The purpose of this study is to determine if luteolin helps improve symptoms of schizophrenia.

Primary Purpose
Treatment
Study Type
Interventional
Phase
Phase IV

Eligibility

Gender
All
Healthy Volunteers
No
Minimum Age
18 Years
Maximum Age
60 Years

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Either male or female of any race
  • Age is 18-60 years old
  • Meets DSM-5 criteria for schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
  • Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score of 75 or more OR a Clinical Global Impression severity of illness item score of 4 or more
  • Clinically stable
  • Treated with the same antipsychotic for at least 60 days and have received a constant therapeutic dose for at least 30 days prior to study entry
  • Able to participate in the informed consent process and provide voluntary informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Meets DSM-5 criteria for alcohol or substance misuse (except caffeine and nicotine) within the last 6 months; or a positive baseline urine drug screen. Participants who meet DSM-5 criteria for marijuana misuse - mild will be included in the study
  • A current infection, including HIV and Hepatitis C; or an organic brain disorder or medical condition, whose pathology or treatment could alter the presentation or treatment of schizophrenia or significantly increase the risk associated with the proposed treatment protocol
  • Currently taking immunosuppressive medications (e.g. oral scheduled corticosteroids, chemotherapy or transplantation or HIV/AIDs associated drugs); or anti-inflammatory medications, including NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen, celecoxib, or naproxen) or aspirin > 81 mg on a daily basis. The use of PRN anti-inflammatory agents will be allowed.
  • Female participants who are pregnant or nursing

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Study Stats
Protocol No.
22-000146
Category
Semel Institute (Psychiatry)
Principal Investigator
Location
  • UCLA Westwood
For Providers
NCT No.
NCT05204407
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