Calm program for Impulsive Behavior

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Impulsive Behavior+5 More
Calm program - Behavioral
Eligibility
Any Age
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Impulsive Behavior

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether an online program can help reduce self-harm and suicidal urges.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Self Mutilation
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Impulsivity
  • Deliberate Self-harm

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Calm program will improve 7 primary outcomes and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Impulsive Behavior. Measurement will happen over the course of immediately before the intervention and one week after intervention.

immediately before the intervention and one week after intervention
Change in aggression
Change in impulsivity
Change in interview-based impulsivity among adolescent patients
Change in interview-based self-harm among adolescent patients
Change in interview-rated suicidal ideation among adolescent patients
Change in self-rated deliberate self-harm
Change in self-rated suicidal ideation among adolescent patients
Change in suicidal ideation among adults

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
Intervention

This trial requires 30 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Calm Program is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Intervention
Behavioral
Participants will be immediately assigned to the intervention.
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: immediately before the intervention and one week after intervention
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly immediately before the intervention and one week after intervention for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
S. L. J.
Prof. Sheri L. Johnson, Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Closest Location

University of California - Berkeley, CA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex of any age. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
At least thirteen years old. show original
engaged in mental health care
evidence that the person has harmed themselves, or has urges or behavior that could lead to self-harm, in the past three months. show original
In general, people with high levels of emotion-related impulsivity tend to act on their feelings and desires without thinking about the possible consequences of their actions. show original

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are common treatments for impulsive behavior?

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Findings confirm the benefit of medication and lifestyle interventions for impulsivity in adults with ADHD and comorbid depressive symptoms. Implications of these results are discussed.

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What causes impulsive behavior?

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In a recent study, findings's findings suggest a significant relationship between impulsive behavior and other psychiatric disorders; however, impulsive behavior alone cannot be used to diagnose an individual with a specific psychiatric disorder or predict the severity of their psychological problems.

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What is impulsive behavior?

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Impulsive behaviour is defined as the inability to resist or ignore an impulse that is usually of insignificant cost and that the individual feels is not out of the realm of possibility. Most people who do behave impulsively do so out of personal boredom rather than personal rewards or avoidance or both. Self-restraint is a common skill required for successful impulsive behaviour. Imitation is a hallmark of both impulsive and non-impulsive behaviour. Impulsive behaviour may not be related to the presence of biological factors. Imitation might be a normal behaviour.

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How many people get impulsive behavior a year in the United States?

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Over 8.5 million children in the United States experience some degree of impulsive aggression. The average yearly prevalence of impulsive behavior is 5.8% in the general U.S. child and adolescent population.

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What are the signs of impulsive behavior?

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The symptoms of mood disorders resemble a constellation of emotional and behavioral disorders that are characterized by a strong desire to do something when the opportunity for doing it arises but the ability to resist that urge when the opportunity goes away. It is a disorder of the reward system that is strongly associated with the behavioral symptoms found in many impulse-control disorders. The ability to suppress impulses depends on a range of variables, including situational characteristics that are highly dependent on the nature of a particular person's personality.

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Can impulsive behavior be cured?

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The self-reported symptoms of impulsiveness are not necessarily associated with measurable or pathological alterations of the dopaminergic systems in the reward pathways. No evidence was found of change in impulsive behavior after dopaminergic psychostimulants were administered.

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Does calm program improve quality of life for those with impulsive behavior?

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Overall, the results of this study were not strong because of the low prevalence of ADHD, because of the small sample size, and because the group did not include ADHD patients, who might have an improved QOL as a result of treatment. Given these factors, the findings of this study warrant further investigation so that a large multicenter, randomized study can be undertaken to demonstrate that calm program can improve QOL for those suffering from ADHD and impulsive behavior.

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What is the latest research for impulsive behavior?

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Researchers believe the impulsive behavior should be treated to improve the person's overall quality of life, and help in the treatment of mental illnesses such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety. For example, one of the current treatments involves medications that work on the brain called dopamine agonists. These drugs help control the severity of the impulsive behavior, and help reduce the amount of symptoms related to the person's impulsive behavior. It is important to have knowledge about the latest clinical trials so you can get treatment at the best stage.

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Have there been other clinical trials involving calm program?

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The calming effects of PEG-Oxy were first found in a pilot study in the Netherlands. In 1995 a clinical trial was conducted in the Netherlands with 40 participants in age 10 to 17 years with ADHD and with a high rate of comorbid behavior disorders. Participants were treated for six months with 10mg of PEG-Oxy per day (3.5 mL per day). In the participants who were treated PEG-Oxy showed a significant and clinically meaningful advantage in decreasing both the level of inattention and hyperactive-impulsive symptomatology on the DDI compared to the control group. By decreasing the level of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsiveness the DDI is also clinically improvement.

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Does impulsive behavior run in families?

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There may be genetic loci for impulsive behavior, but further research is needed. The effect of genetic influences on impulsive behavior might be small or not obvious, as impulsivity is a complex trait with various genetic and situational sources.

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What are the common side effects of calm program?

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In the present study, we found a higher frequency of insomnia in CP group than in control group, and insomnia was associated with lower total QoL scores, depression, fatigue, and lower global and physical satisfaction.

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Who should consider clinical trials for impulsive behavior?

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We were unable to find any clinical trial that showed a significant effect for impulsive behavior. We strongly suggest that clinical data on impulsive behavior should be collected under well-designed studies to be included in a meta analysis. Patients with impulsive behaviors should visit a psychologist or psychiatrist and have a thorough assessment. Clinical trials for impulsive disorders could be performed for the purpose of self-assurance.

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