The Role of the Glutamatergic System in the Extinction of Conditioned Reinforcement Processes
The aim of this project is to explore whether the extinction of cue-reactivity following a cue-exposure based intervention in volunteers with an alcohol dependence is facilitated by drugs that increase NMDA-receptor function.
It is hypothesised that targeted treatment with D-Cycloserine prior to each extinction training session enhances the effects on cue-reactivity.
Further, a significant correlation between the reduction of cue-reactivity and both reduced craving and relapse probability is expected.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Central Institute of Mental Health
Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00926900
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on December 22, 2011
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
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