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Essential Fatty Acids in Adult ADHD (OCEAN-GER)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01798381
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 29, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Rösler, Universität des Saarlandes

Brief Summary:
The aim of this project is to investigate the effect of a dietary supplementation with essential fatty acids in adults on cognitive functions related to attention and impulse control in the general population and in individuals with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Dietary Supplement: Essential fatty acids Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Relationship of Essential Fatty Acids to Cognitive, Electrophysiological and Behavioural Function in Adults With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Controls
Study Start Date : December 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Essential fatty acids
Dietary Supplement: Essential fatty acids
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo tablet
Dietary Supplement: Essential fatty acids

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Wender Reimherr Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Scale (WRAADDS) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Psychopatholoy of adult ADHD

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Short and long interval cortical inhibition (SICI and LICI) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Motoric evoced potentials by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Cued continous performance test - QB-version [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Motorhyper activity, concentration and impulsivity in adult ADHD patients

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:


Exclusion Criteria:

  • any acute psychiatric disorder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01798381

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Saarland University Hospital
Homburg/Saar, Saarland, Germany, D-66421
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universität des Saarlandes
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Responsible Party: Michael Rösler, Prof. Dr., Universität des Saarlandes Identifier: NCT01798381    
Other Study ID Numbers: OCEAN-GER
First Posted: February 25, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 29, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases