Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Emotion Regulation in Adolescents (ELOREA)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02301715|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 26, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 18, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Emotion Parent-Child Relations||Drug: Oxytocin Drug: Placebo||Phase 1|
Emotional dysregulation and impaired attachment in adolescence are seen by clinical researchers as potential contributors to development of psychopathology. Recent evidence suggests that administration of intranasal OT may facilitate social interaction by attenuating the stress response to interpersonal conflict. However, to date there have been no studies investigating the effects of intranasal OT on parent-adolescent interaction and on neurophysiological emotional strategies in adolescence. To understand these mechanisms, this study examines the effects of OT on interpersonal emotional regulation in adolescent-parent stressful interaction, and on individual visual and physiological strategies in the visualizing attachment-related emotions pictures.
The main objective will be to evaluate the effect of intranasal administration of OT on behavior and discourse of insecure adolescents during a disagreement (stressful situation) with one of his parents.
Secondary is determine the effect of OT on visual exploration strategies and on the physiological responses (heart rate, galvanic skin response) on images elicited attachment-related emotions in insecure adolescents.
In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel designs, 60 healthy male adolescents classified with an insecure attachment will receive 24 IU of intranasal OT or placebo, 45 min before the experimental tasks. Adolescent will be invited with his/her parent to an experimental conflict discussion. The conflict session will be videotaped and coded for verbal and nonverbal interaction behavior (e.g., eye contact, nonverbal positive/negative behavior, and self-disclosure) with GPACS. Eye tracking and physiological responses will be recorded simultaneously and continuously during pictures viewing.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||29 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Emotion Regulation to Stressful Interaction in Insecure Adolescents: a Study Protocol for a Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial|
|Actual Study Start Date :||April 29, 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 31, 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 31, 2017|
Active Comparator: Oxytocin
24 IU Oxytocin, 3 puffs per nostril, each with 4 IU OXT, intranasal application 45 min prior to the experiment
OT spray will be performed by the research pharmacy at the University Regional Hospital Pharmacy of Besançon. The placebo contained all inactive ingredients except for the neuropeptide. Placebo and OT spray containers will be prepared to look identical and will be counterbalance to be randomly assigned by the pharmacy as well. Double blinding and randomization of patients in the two groups will also be carried out by the pharmacy service. Researchers, as well as participants, will be blinded to the content of the spray. Participants will be instructed to sit and take one puff every 30 seconds, alternating nostrils. Participant will take each dose in front of the clinician to assure correct administration and tolerability.
Other Name: Syntocinon-Spray, Novartis
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
intranasal application, sodium chloride solution, 3 puffs per nostril, 45 min prior to the experiment
The placebo contained all inactive ingredients except for the neuropeptide. Participants will be instructed to sit and take one puff every 30 seconds, alternating nostrils. Participant will take each dose in front of the clinician to assure correct administration and tolerability.
Other Name: Pl
- Conflict discussion [ Time Frame: 3 years ]Adolescent will be invited with his/her parent to an experimental conflict discussion. The conflict session will be videotaped and coded for verbal and nonverbal interaction behavior (e.g., eye contact, nonverbal positive/negative behavior, and self-disclosure) with GPACS.Behavioral data will be collected during each of the study visits. Drug effect will be determined by comparing data obtained during placebo and oxytocin visits.
- Visual patterns [ Time Frame: 3 years ]Adolescent's eye tracking (i.e., time (ms) and frequency of fixations in an AOI) and physiological (Amplitude of SCL (microsiemens), Amplitude of SCRs (microsiemens), Time of latency (s)) responses will be recorded simultaneously and continuously during pictures viewing.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02301715
|University Regional Hospital|
|Besançon, Franche-Comté, France, 25000|
|Principal Investigator:||Lauriane Vulliez-Coady, PhD||CHU Besançon|