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Treatment of Depressed Women Who Have Been Sexually Abused

This study has been completed.
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Butler Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00042237
First received: July 24, 2002
Last updated: August 20, 2013
Last verified: August 2013

July 24, 2002
August 20, 2013
September 2001
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Treatment of Depressed Women Who Have Been Sexually Abused
Treatment of Women With Depression and Sexual Abuse

The purpose of this study is to compare Schema-Focused Therapy plus antidepressant medication and antidepressant medication alone for the treatment of major depression in women with a history of childhood sexual abuse.

Schema-Focused (SF) Therapy is an extension of cognitive therapy that was developed to address the treatment needs of patients with long-standing mental disorders. SF therapy focuses on early maladaptive schemas (EMS): broad, pervasive themes regarding oneself and one's relationship with others, developed during childhood and elaborated throughout one's lifetime, which are dysfunctional to a significant degree. SF Therapy involves the identification of the particular EMS that is most relevant for each patient and attempts to modify the relevant schemas by altering the distorted views of self and others.

Participants are assessed pretreatment, after 12 weeks, posttreatment, and 3 and 6 months posttreatment. The severity of depressive symptomatology is measured and a self-report Beck Depression Inventory is administered. At the end of the study and at the follow-up intervals, participants are given the Longitudinal Interval Follow-up Evaluation, an instrument that assesses the severity of depression and dysthymia symptoms.

Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Depression
Behavioral: Schema Therapy
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Completed
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Inclusion criteria:

  • Major depression
  • History of childhood sexual abuse
Female
18 Years to 65 Years
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United States
 
NCT00042237
R21 MH60216, R21MH060216, DSIR AT-AS
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Butler Hospital
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Butler Hospital
August 2013

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