Accession Number:

ADA604189

Title:

A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Intranasal Oxytocin as an Adjunct to Behavioral Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 30 Sep 2012-29 Sep 2013

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The primary objectives of this clinical study are test the two hypotheses that 1 cognitive behavioral therapy CBT aimed at core social dysfunctions and 2 oxytocin OT administration prior to CBT sessions will each enhance social function in young adults with autism spectrum disorders ASD. A third objective is to examine whether neuroimaging measures of brain function and structure can predict CBT treatment responsiveness.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE