A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Intranasal Oxytocin as an Adjunct to Behavioral Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Annual rept. 30 Sep 2012-29 Sep 2013
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON
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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.
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