An Open-Label Trial of Oxytocin in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01931033|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 29, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Autism Spectrum Disorders Pervasive Developmental Disorders ASD PDD||Drug: Intranasal Oxytocin||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||An Open-Label Trial of Oxytocin in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders|
|Study Start Date :||October 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2019|
Intranasal Oxytocin (brand name Syntocinon) will be administered daily (for a total daily dose of 48 IU) for 8 weeks.
Drug: Intranasal Oxytocin
Other Name: Syntocinon
- Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS-2) [ Time Frame: Week-8 ]A 65-item rating scale completed by the secondary reporter used to measure the severity of autism spectrum symptoms as they occur in natural settings.
- Clinical Global Impression of PDD - Improvement (CGI-I) [ Time Frame: Week-8 ]The CGI is a measure of illness severity, improvement, and efficacy of treatment (National Institute of Mental Health, 1985). The score for Improvement ranges from 1 (very much improved) to 7 (very much worse).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01931033
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Gagan Joshi, MD||Massachusetts General Hospital|