Participants will undertake clinical interviews, IQ testing, computer tasks and behavioural assessments at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney. They will also be asked to complete three MRI brain scans and contribute five small blood samples and five saliva samples. Parents will complete questionnaires and participate in an interview.
First you and your child will need to attend a diagnostic appointment (around 5 hours long) to see if the study is suitable for your child. If they are eligible they will attend four experimental assessments throughout the study; two before and one after taking the nasal spray (oxytocin or placebo) twice daily over a period of twelve weeks, and then a final follow-up assessment three months later. These assessments will take approximately 3 hours each.
If you think your child may be eligible, please contact us via email or call (02) 9114 4104 .