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Project Title

Project Title

Oxytocin vs. placebo on response inhibition and face processing in autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Anagnostou, Athanasius

Description

Description

No medications have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of autism, and no medications have been shown to improve social abilities or language impairments related to the disorder. Basic science and limited clinical research has linked oxytocin deficiency to both repetitive behaviors and social deficits in autism. In this study, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans and social cognition tests will be used to determine the effect of oxytocin in improving social abilities in adults with autism by monitoring improvement in face processing or activation patterns in areas of the brain involved in face processing. The project will also use fMRI to examine the areas of the brain believed to be involved in repetitive behaviors to determine whether oxytocin may be an effective treatment for those symptoms.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

1712

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4LA. 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.

Project Link

Project Link

Oxytocin vs. placebo on response inhibition and face processing in autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

State/Country

State/Country

New York

Project Number

Project Number

5M01RR000071-46

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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