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Cincinnati, Ohio 45267


The purpose of this research study is to find out what effects (good and bad) that omega-3 fatty acids has on schizophrenia.

Study summary:

The two aims of the study test the hypotheses that correcting omega-3 fatty acid deficiency in the early stages of schizophrenia improves positive symptom treatment response, negative symptom treatment response, and cognition symptom response.


Inclusion Criteria: - Between the ages of 8-25 years. - Diagnosis of MDD and not exhibited symptom remission CDRS-R (> 28 but < 40) despite being administered a standard therapeutic dose of an SSRI continuously for a minimum of 6 weeks. - Ability and willingness to provide assent and informed, written consent from at least one biological parent. - Present with biological parent or legal guardian. - Willingness to maintain current dietary habits. - Permission from treating physician - Able to perform fMRI/MRS. Exclusion Criteria: - Inability or unwillingness to provide consent. - Antecedent or concurrent serious medical illness. - Clinically unstable medical disease, including cardiovascular, hepatic insufficiency, severe renal impairment, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, metabolic, endocrine, obesity or other systemic disease. - History of seizures, excluding febrile seizures in childhood. - Patients requiring treatment with any drug which might obscure the action of the study treatment. - Female patients who are either pregnant or lactating. - Clinically significant laboratory abnormalities in the last year on CBC or TSH tests. - Judged clinically to be at suicidal risk (defined as having active suicidal ideation, intent or plan, or a serious suicide attempt within the past 6 months, or a baseline CDRS-R suicide score of >3). - Hospitalized within the last 3 months - Greater than 1 year outside appropriate age/grade level - Pacemaker - Cerebral aneurysm clip - Cochlear implant - Metal fragments lodged within the eye or braces - Claustrophobia - Necessity of sedation (no sedation will be given). - History of loss of consciousness > 10 minutes in duration - Allergy to seafood.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Neil Richtand, MD
Unversity of Cincinnati

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Location Contact:

Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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