Essential Fatty Acids in Adult ADHD (OCEAN-GER)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2013 by Michael Rösler, Saarland University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : February 25, 2013
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Michael Rösler, Saarland University

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Dietary Supplement: Essential fatty acids Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
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
Study Start Date : December 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Essential fatty acids
Dietary Supplement: Essential fatty acids
Placebo Comparator: Placebo

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

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

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

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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 (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Michael Rösler, Prof. Dr., Saarland University Identifier: NCT01798381     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OCEAN-GER
First Posted: February 25, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 25, 2013
Last Verified: February 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