A Research Study of How Teens With and Without an Anxiety Disorder Make Decisions

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2005 by New York University School of Medicine.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
New York University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: February 23, 2005
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: February 2005

The purpose of this trial is to study how teens with and without an anxiety disorder make decisions.

This is a brain imaging study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17.

Condition Phase
Anxiety Disorders
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Phobic Disorders
Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Decision-Making Processes and Brain Function in Anxiety-Disordered and Non-Anxious Youth

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Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Study Start Date: February 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must meet diagnostic criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder or Social Phobia, OR must be free of medical, psychiatric, neurologic conditions and learning disorders (healthy controls)
  • Sufficient intelligence to understand the study and provide truly informed consent; will be determined by educational history

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Having any major medical conditions that may interfere with interpretation of results or be associated with risk in an MRI environment (history of metal implants, or contraindications to MRI scanning for research purposes, including pregnancy)
  • Current evidence of Autism, Major Depression, Substance Abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Panic Disorder, Tic Disorders, significant suicidality, lifetime history of psychosis or mania.
  • Estimated Full-Scale IQ below 80
  • Inability or unwillingness to remain still during scanning
  • Inability or unwillingness to provide assent
  • Absence of signed consent by parent or legal guardian
  • Current history of sexual or physical abuse in the family, or past sexual or physical abuse if there is ongoing Department of Social Services (DSS) involvement
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00104195

United States, New York
New York University's Child Study Center Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Contact: Sara R Hefton    212-263-0661    sara.hefton@med.nyu.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00104195     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H11610
Study First Received: February 23, 2005
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety, Separation
Mental Disorders
Phobic Disorders
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 14, 2014