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Essential Fatty Acids in Adult ADHD (OCEAN-GER)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2013 by Michael Rösler, Saarland University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Rösler, Saarland University Identifier:
First received: February 19, 2013
Last updated: February 21, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
The aim of this project is to investigate the effect of a dietary supplementation with essential fatty acids in adults on cognitive functions related to attention and impulse control in the general population and in individuals with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Condition Intervention Phase
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Dietary Supplement: Essential fatty acids Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Relationship of Essential Fatty Acids to Cognitive, Electrophysiological and Behavioural Function in Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Controls

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Further study details as provided by Michael Rösler, Saarland University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Wender Reimherr Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Scale (WRAADDS) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Short and long interval cortical inhibition (SICI and LICI) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Motoric evoced potentials by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Cued continous performance test - QB-version [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Essential fatty acids
Dietary Supplement: Essential fatty acids
Placebo Comparator: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:


Exclusion Criteria:

  • any acute psychiatric disorder
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01798381

Contact: Michael Rösler, Professor +49 6841 162 6350

Saarland University Hospital Recruiting
Homburg/Saar, Saarland, Germany, D-66421
Contact: Michael Rösler, Professor   
Principal Investigator: Michael Rösler, Professor         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Saarland University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Michael Rösler, Prof. Dr., Saarland University Identifier: NCT01798381     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OCEAN-GER
Study First Received: February 19, 2013
Last Updated: February 21, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on August 18, 2017