Therapy for Depression With Co-occurring Panic or Anxiety Symptoms
This 6-month study, with a 3-month follow up period, will compare the effectiveness of new and traditional psychotherapies for depression with panic or anxiety symptoms.
Behavioral: Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Behavioral: IPT for Depression with Co-occurring Panic and Anxiety Symptoms (IPT-PS)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression With Co-occurring Panic and Anxiety Symptoms (IPT-PS)|
|Study Start Date:||November 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2005|
Many depressed patients also experience significant symptoms of panic or anxiety. This study will compare the effectiveness of a new therapy called interpersonal psychotherapy for depression with panic or anxiety symptoms (IPT-PS) with that of traditional interpersonal psychotherapy for depression (IPT).
Participants are randomly assigned to receive up to 24 weeks of treatment with either IPT-PS or traditional IPT. Improvements in interpersonal functioning, quality of life, and symptoms of depression and anxiety will be assessed at the end of therapy and at a 3-month follow-up.