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Risperidone Augmentation for Treatment-Resistant Aggression in ADHD

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 1, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2006
Janssen, LP
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Armenteros, Jorge L., M.D., P.A.

Brief Summary:

Primary objectives:

  1. To assess the short-term efficacy of risperidone augmentation for treatment-resistant aggression in children with ADHD.
  2. To assess the short-term safety and tolerability of risperidone augmentation in the same group of subjects.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Aggression Drug: Risperidone Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 25 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Risperidone Augmentation for Treatment-Resistant Aggression in ADHD
Study Start Date : January 2003
Study Completion Date : April 2005

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Drug Information available for: Risperidone

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Children' Aggression Scale

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Global Impressions

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Boys and girls ages 7 to 12 years, inclusive
  2. Medical/neurological clearance
  3. Meets DSM-IV diagnosis of ADHD
  4. Treatment with a stimulant medication during the last three weeks
  5. Failure to respond to stimulant medication as documented by:

    1. Three acts of aggression in the past week, two of which must be acts of physical aggression against other people, objects, or self
    2. Aggression Questionnaire (AQ) Predatory-Affective index score of 0 or below. This indicates primarily an affective or impulsive subtype of aggression
    3. Minimum CGI scale rating of 4 (moderately ill)
  6. IQ > 75 -

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Major medical problems such as cardiac, renal, thyroid diseases, and seizure disorder
  2. History of alcohol or substance abuse within the last 4 weeks
  3. Previous adequate treatment with risperidone (2 mg/day for at least 4 weeks)
  4. Acutely suicidal or homicidal
  5. Unable to sign informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00297739

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United States, Florida
Jorge L. Armenteros, M.D., P.A.
Coral Gables, Florida, United States, 33134
Sponsors and Collaborators
Armenteros, Jorge L., M.D., P.A.
Janssen, LP
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Principal Investigator: Jorge L Armenteros, MD Jorge L. Armenteros, M.D., P.A.
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00297739    
Other Study ID Numbers: RIS-ATT-401
First Posted: March 1, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2006
Last Verified: March 2006
Keywords provided by Armenteros, Jorge L., M.D., P.A.:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Behavioral Symptoms
Serotonin Antagonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine Antagonists
Dopamine Agents