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Dietary Fatty Acids Improve Social Impairment in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Fatty acid)

This study has been completed.
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NCT01154894
First Posted: July 1, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2011
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Ashiya University
June 30, 2010
July 1, 2010
June 23, 2011
February 2009
February 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Aberrant Behavior Checklist-community (ABC) [ Time Frame: Pretreatment and at 4 weeks after intervention for 16-weeks trial ]
ABC is used to estimate abnormal behavior, including 5 subscales, irritability, social withdrawal, stereotypy, hyperactivity, and inappropriate speech
Same as current
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Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) [ Time Frame: pretreatment and at 4 weeks after intervention for 16-weeks trial ]
The SRS is assessed the severity of social communication impairment in any population.
Same as current
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Dietary Fatty Acids Improve Social Impairment in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Double-blind Randomized Placebo-controlled Trail
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled 16-week trial investigators administered daily doses of either youths with autism spectrum disorders.ARA and DHA supplementation significantly improved communication as well as social withdrawal symptoms. This pilot study provides the first evidence that supplementation with larger ARA doses added to DHA improve impaired social interaction in youths with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
We recruited 13 individuals who met the DSM-IV criteria for a diagnosis of high functioning autistic disorder (n=1) or Asperger's Disorder (n=12),corroborated by the Autism Diagnostic Interview―Revised. Participants were free of any medical or comorbid psychiatric disorders. Other inclusion criteria included weigh of at least 16 kg, either a verbal or performance intelligence quotient (IQ) above 80, and a score greater than 10 on the social withdrawal subscale of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist―Community.
Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Other: Aravita including arachidonic acid and docosaheaenoic acid
Nine of 13 Participants were treated with 6 capsules of Aravita per day for 16-week trial, remaining 4 participants aged under 12 years received 3 capsules per day.
Experimental: Placebo-controlled trial
Intervention: Other: Aravita including arachidonic acid and docosaheaenoic acid
Yui K, Koshiba M, Nakamura S, Kobayashi Y. Effects of large doses of arachidonic acid added to docosahexaenoic acid on social impairment in individuals with autism spectrum disorders: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012 Apr;32(2):200-6. doi: 10.1097/JCP.0b013e3182485791.

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Completed
13
December 2009
February 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of high functioning autistic disorder or Asperger's Disorder. Free of any medical or comorbid psychiatric disorders.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any medical treatment for other psychiatric disorders
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
6 Years to 29 Years   (Child, Adult)
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NCT01154894
KunioYui
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Kunio Yui, Ashiya University
Ashiya University
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Ashiya University
December 2008

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