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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Early-Onset Depression

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00096642
First received: November 12, 2004
Last updated: August 4, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

November 12, 2004
August 4, 2011
June 2002
June 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Diagnosis on structured interview [ Time Frame: pre and post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Children's Depression Inventory score [ Time Frame: pre- and post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Diagnosis on structured interview
  • Children's Depression Inventory score
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00096642 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children [ Time Frame: pre- and post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Children's Global Assessment Scale [ Time Frame: pre- and post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Brief Family Assessment Measure [ Time Frame: pre- and post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Perceived Competence Scale for Children [ Time Frame: pre- and post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children
  • Children's Global Assessment Scale
  • Brief Family Assessment Measure
  • Perceived Competence Scale for Children
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Early-Onset Depression
Comprehensive Treatment for Depressed Youth: An Outcome Evaluation Study

Depression is a debilitating illness affecting large numbers of young people. In this study, children and adolescents ages 10 to 17 meeting criteria for clinical depression will participate in a 15-session group therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT) that teaches strategies for overcoming depressed mood. For half the participants, their parents will also participate in a parent group. By studying the role of parental involvement, we hope to develop more effective treatments for depressed children and teens in the future.

Depression is a debilitating illness affecting large numbers of young people. Psychotherapy approaches have shown some promise in teens, but few studies have examined these interventions when offered in a group format. The role of parents in treatment outcome has also received little attention.

In this study, children and adolescents ages 10 to 17 meeting criteria for clinical depression will participate in a 15-session group therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT) that teaches strategies for overcoming depressed mood. For half the participants, their parents will also participate in a parent group to help them better manage their depressed children and teens. We will randomly assign children to CBT with or without parental involvement. We hope to show that involving parents results in additional improvements in the children. We will also study factors that predict which children do best in treatment, and maintenance of gains at 6 month and 1 year follow-up. These findings will allow us to provide more effective treatments to depressed children and teens in the future.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Dysthymic Disorder
Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behaviour versus standard care
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
30
June 2006
June 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children and adolescents meeting DSM-IV criteria for either Major Depression or Dysthymic Disorder.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Psychotic,
  • Actively suicidal,
  • IQ less than 80,
  • Unable to speak English
Both
10 Years to 17 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Canada
 
NCT00096642
CBT DEP, Ethics # 138/2001
No
Katharina Manassis, MD, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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Principal Investigator: Katharina Manassis, MD Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
August 2011

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