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fMRI for the Study of Response Inhibition, and Face and Linguistic Processing in Autism

This study is currently Recruiting

April 2007 By Mount Sinai School of Medicine

First Recieved on September 13, 2005

Last Updated on November 15, 2007

Sponsor: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Collaborators:
Information provided by: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Identifier: NCT00211783

Purpose

This study investigates face processing, response inhibition and phoneme processing in autistic adults by fMRI.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: - Age range of 18-50 years old - Diagnosis: autism spectrum disorder by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) and Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised (ADI-R) - Intelligence quotient (IQ) > 80 - Outpatients Exclusion Criteria: - Subjects with epilepsy - Subjects with history of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or other Axis 1 mental disorders, such as bipolar disorder - Subjects reporting history of encephalitis, phenylketonuria, tuberous sclerosis, fragile X syndrome, anoxia during birth, neurofibromatosis, hypomelanosis of Ito, hypothyroidism, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and maternal rubella - Subjects who have received depot neuroleptic medication, or other psychoactive drugs within the past 5 weeks.

Investigators

  • Investigator: Evdokia Anagnostou - Principal Investigator - Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Locations

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    New York, New York 10029 United States

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