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Neurochemical Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Adolescents at Risk for Mania (R34)

This study has been completed.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robert McNamara, University of Cincinnati Identifier:
First received: June 8, 2009
Last updated: May 2, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
Results First Received: October 26, 2015  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Mania
Interventions: Drug: OMega 3
Drug: Placebo

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Recruitment Details
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Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
Placebo Olive oil - 3 capsules/day
Omega-3 Fish oil - 3 capsules/day

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Placebo   Omega-3
STARTED   29   26 
COMPLETED   21   21 
Lost to Follow-up                4                1 
Withdrawal by Subject                3                1 
Lack of Efficacy                1                2 
trouble swollowing capsules                0                1 

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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Placebo Olive oil - 3 capsules/day
Omega-3 Fish oil - 3 capsules/day
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Placebo   Omega-3   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 29   26   55 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 13.4  (3.3)   13  (4.5)   13.2  (3.9) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   24   21   45 
Male   5   5   10 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   29   26   55 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Change From Baseline in Depression Symptom Severity at 12 Weeks   [ Time Frame: Baseline and 12 weeks ]

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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Dr. Robert McNamara
Organization: University of Cincinnati
phone: 513-558-5601

Responsible Party: Robert McNamara, University of Cincinnati Identifier: NCT00917501     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Del/McNa OMega 3
Study First Received: June 8, 2009
Results First Received: October 26, 2015
Last Updated: May 2, 2016