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Enhancing Attention in Adults With Compulsive Hoarding

2014-08-27 03:14:44 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Available data suggest that compulsive hoarders have cognitive deficits, particularly with sustaining attention that might contribute their hoarding symptoms. The investigators hypothesis is that adjunctive methylphenidate ER will improve attention in compulsive hoarders aged 18-55. The investigators will also explore the safety of methylphenidate ER administration in compulsive hoarders.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Compulsive Hoarding

Intervention

Methylphenidate ER

Location

Institute of Living
Hartford
Connecticut
United States
06106

Status

Recruiting

Source

New York State Psychiatric Institute

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:44-0400

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