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Supportive Expressive Therapy for Depressed and Anxious Adolescents

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(Recruitment suspended during PI leave X 12 months)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Anonymous
Information provided by:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00381979
First received: September 26, 2006
Last updated: April 13, 2007
Last verified: April 2007
  Purpose

The purpose of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of providing Supportive Expressive Therapy to adolescents who are depressed and/or anxious.


Condition Intervention
Depression
Anxiety
Procedure: Supportive Expressive Therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Supportive Expressive Therapy for Depressed and Anxious Adolescents

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Further study details as provided by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • BDI
  • MASC
  • Measures collected at pre, post, and follow-up

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • YSR
  • CBCL
  • FAM
  • CRI
  • SSRS
  • Measures collected at pre, post, and follow-up

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: January 2004
Detailed Description:

Supportive Expressive Therapy (SET; a 16 session manualized form of psychodynamic therapy) has been well utilized with adult clients. To date, there is no known systematic study into the benefit of this method of therapy with adolescents who are depressed and/or anxious. It is thought that SET would be useful for this population as it is similar in principle to Interpersonal Relationship Therapy (IPT), which has been shown to be effective for use with depressed adults and youth. Both IPT and SET help clients explore the role they play within challenging relationships in their lives. SET, however, allows for the exploration of more relationships within the adolescents' circle. Moreover, SET explores the adolescents' perceptions of themselves, others, and their wish in relationships. Further, the SET method is more easily individualized in that it affords greater flexibility in design and possibility for change over time. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to explore the feasibility of utilizing this method of therapy with adolescents who are depressed and anxious. We will be exploring the effectiveness of SET through the resolution of depressed and/or anxious adolescents' conflictual relationships thereby reducing their symptomatology.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 24 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 15-24 year old, male & female adolescents, primary diagnosis of depression or anxiety disorder.
  • Clients with co-morbid diagnoses, suicidal ideation or taking medication would not necessarily be excluded if deemed able to partake in the proposed therapy.
  • Medication dose needs to be stable for 4-6 weeks prior to starting therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clients who are actively psychotic, developmentally delayed, or have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
  • Clients who are not fluent in English.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00381979

Locations
Canada, Ontario
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T1R8
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Anonymous
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pamela Wilansky-Traynor, PhD Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00381979     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 169/2003
Study First Received: September 26, 2006
Last Updated: April 13, 2007
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health:
Depression
Anxiety
Adolescents
Treatment
Supportive Expressive Therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depression
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders

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