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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Alcohol Use Disorder
and you are
between 18 and 60
years old
This is an observational trial.
You are contributing to medical knowledge about your condition.
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The purpose

Background: Difficulties in assigning and identifying emotional states, or to regulate the emotional costs are recognized as one of the major factors of relapse. This study aimed to evaluate the emotion regulation processes, in short term (STA, after 1month of withdrawal) and long-term alcohol abstinent individuals (LTA, at least six months of abstinence), compared to healthy control participants (C) in a positive and negative emotion induction protocol. Main aim: Evaluating the emotional regulation deficits assessed with physiological indicators (heart rate variability, electrodermal response, pupil diameter) and clinically in presentations of visual stimuli to emotional value (positive, negative, neutral) in alcohol use disorder's (AUD) patients with short and long term abstinent compared to a control group of healthy subjects. The investigators are particularly interested in the evolution of heart rate variability considered as a good marker of vulnerability to AUD. Secondary objectives: Studying the relationships between physiological measures and clinical variables such as behavioral indicators and self-reported assessment of cognitive and emotional skills among the three groups (STA, LTA and C).

Provided treatments

  • Other: the presentation of pictures (static stimuli) or videos (dynamic stimuli)

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02881983. The sponsor of the trial is University Hospital, Lille and it is looking for 112 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Study of Mechanisms of Emotion Regulation in Short- and Long-term Alcohol-abstinent Patients