Studying Childhood-onset Behavioral, Psychiatric, and Developmental Disorders
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01778504|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 29, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2021
- Many psychiatric, behavioral, and developmental disorders are genetic. This means that they tend to run in families. Some begin in childhood, while others do not appear until adulthood. Researchers want to look at people of all ages who have these disorders that started in childhood. They will also look at relatives of people with these disorders. This information will allow doctors to learn more about childhood behavioral problems and how they are inherited. It may also help doctors treat those disorders.
- To study the onset and treatment of childhood behavioral, psychiatric, and developmental disorders.
- Individuals of any age who have a psychiatric, autism spectrum, or developmental disorder, or other behavioral problems.
- Family members of individuals with the above disorders. This group may include parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles, cousins, and children.
- Participants will be screened with a medical history and physical exam. They will have a psychiatric history with tests of thinking, judgment, and behavior. Blood and urine samples will be collected. Brain imaging scans will be performed to look at brain function. They may have a spinal tap to collect cerebrospinal fluid.
- Relatives will have a medical history and physical exam. They will also have a psychiatric history with tests of thinking, judgment, and behavior. Blood and urine samples will be collected. Brain imaging scans will be performed to look at brain function.
- A relative s exams may reveal a behavioral or other disorder. If so, he or she may re-enroll on the study as a person with the disorder.
|Condition or disease|
|Neurological Disorder Autism Sleep|
This is a diagnostic protocol designed to provide opportunities for identifying new clinical syndromes and permitting longitudinal assessments of a variety of childhood behavioral, psychiatric and developmental disorders. Disorders of particular interest are: autism, disorders of social cognition and other neurodevelopmental disorders; childhood psychiatric disorders and particularly those with acute symptom onset; and unique clinical presentations of pediatric behavioral syndromes, such as those associated with genetic disorders or those with a unique family history.
Objectives: The primary objective of this protocol is to evaluate a variety of behavioral, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental conditions. The protocol will allow OCD investigators to gain additional knowledge about the course of various childhood behavioral syndromes. The information obtained is expected to generate questions to be answered and hypotheses to be tested in future protocols.
Study Population: The number of participants to be enrolled will be set at 3,500 participants to permit inclusion of up to 1,000 probands (children, adolescents and adults) and their relatives (n = 2,500 to include key 2nd and 3rd degree relatives, as well as 1st degree relatives).
Design: This is a natural history protocol. The cross-sectional portion of this study may include in-depth medical, sleep and neurodevelopmental assessments to evaluate the relationship of biological abnormalities with neuropsychiatric symptomatology. Family members may be studied to elucidate the nature of any genetic abnormalities observed in the probands. Clinically useful information will be shared with all participants. Standard therapeutic interventions may be utilized to evaluate their effects in well-characterized participants with unique clinical presentations. Participants also may be asked to return to NIH for periodic follow-up assessments, in order to facilitate the longitudinal assessment of natural and treated courses of illness as a means of better understanding their progression and pathophysiology.
Outcome Measures: No formal outcomes will be measured; however, the clinical assessments of enrolled participants may be used to evaluate correlates of clinical symptomatology and response to standard therapeutic interventions.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||3500 participants|
|Official Title:||Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood-onset Behavioral Disorders, Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Neurodevelopmental Disorders|
|Actual Study Start Date :||December 27, 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||February 20, 2025|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 20, 2025|
Children, adolescents, and adults
Relatives of Probands
1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree relatives
- clinical assessments [ Time Frame: Ongoing ]to evaluate correlates of clinical symptomatology and response to standard therapeutic interventions.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01778504
|Contact: Audrey E Thurm, Ph.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|Contact: Ashura W Buckley, M.D.||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Ashura W Buckley, M.D.||National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)|