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Oxytocin vs placebo on response inhibition & face processing in autism  

The goal of this study is to examine whether an IV (intravenous) challenge with oxytocin will improve social abilities by means of improving face processing or activation patterns in areas involved in face processing. In addition we will try to assess whether IV challenge with oxytocin improves activation patterns in the frontostriatal circuitry, which may have implications for the treatment of repetitive behaviors in autism.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $3,995.00
Project Number M01RR000071-45
Principal Investigator Anagnostou, Athanasius
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4.8 Complete at least three randomized controlled trials on medications targeting core symptoms in people with ASD of all ages by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $22,200,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Mount Sinai School of Medicine
State/Country New York
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