Conquering Diseases

Study To Better Understand The Brains Of People Who Have An Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd)

Description

Seeking teens who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for a study to image their brains using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to better understand how their brains function.

Overview

We are studying how a chemical in the brains (GABA) of teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects how they perform on certain tasks. We also want to see if taking a drug called gabapentin might impact the amount of GABA that is in the brain. We hope that findings from this study will help us better understand the connection between GABA in the brain and social cognition.

What we're hoping for

We hope that findings from this study will help us better understand the connection between GABA in the brain and social cognition.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03589898

 Principal Investigator

David  Cochran, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Ann  Foley

774-455-4103

ann.foley@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989