Pharmacological Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Severe Mood Dysregulation

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
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Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Identifier:
First received: January 16, 2009
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Risperidone is effective in children and adolescents with severe mood dysregulation.

Condition Intervention
Severe Mood Dysregulation
Drug: Risperidone

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pharmacological Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Severe Mood Dysregulation. An Open Trial With Risperidone.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • We use as the primary outcome the subscale of irritability of the Aberrant Checklist Behavior which measures the intensity of irritability, temper tantruns and hyperarousal symptoms [ Time Frame: 11/2010 ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Risperidone
    0,5-4 mg/day for 8 weeks (twice a day)
Detailed Description:

Severe Mood Dysregulation(SMD) is a new construct in children and adolescents characterized by persistent and non episodic irritability, hyperarousal and emotional reactivity.

This is an open label trial using Risperidone in children and adolescents( 7-17 years old) diagnosed with SMD.

We hypothesized that Risperidone would improve externalizing symptoms as well as depressive and/or maniac symptomatology. We also consider the effect of the pharmacological intervention in the co-morbid disorders especially ADHD.


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnose of Severe Mood Dysregulation
  • 7-17 years
  • IQ > 70

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • IQ<70
  • Psychosis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00825552

Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 90000-010
Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 90350-903
Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Study Chair: Rohde A Luis, Phd Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Luis Augusto Rohde, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Identifier: NCT00825552     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 19091979 
Study First Received: January 16, 2009
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: Brazil: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul:
Severe mood dysregulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antipsychotic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Dopamine Agents
Dopamine Antagonists
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin Antagonists
Therapeutic Uses
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