Integrated Parent Training for Treating Depression in Mothers of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Andrea M. Chronis-Tuscano, University of Maryland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00316290
First received: April 18, 2006
Last updated: February 22, 2013
Last verified: February 2013

April 18, 2006
February 22, 2013
April 2006
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Maternal depression [ Time Frame: Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up: Maternal depression
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  • Maternal stress and cognitions [ Time Frame: Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Child behavior and impairment [ Time Frame: Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Self-report and observed parenting behaviors [ Time Frame: Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Family functioning [ Time Frame: Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up: Maternal stress and cognitions
  • Child behavior and impairment
  • Self-report and observed parenting behaviors
  • Family functioning
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Integrated Parent Training for Treating Depression in Mothers of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Integrated Treatment for Depressed Mothers of ADHD Children

This study will determine the effectiveness of integrated parent training versus standard behavioral parent training in treating depression and stress in mothers of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

ADHD is one of the most common childhood mental disorders. Children with ADHD have impaired functioning in multiple settings, including home and school, and in relationships with peers. Parenting a child with ADHD can be discouraging and stressful. Research has shown that parent-child interactions are more negative among families with ADHD children. Additionally, families with children with ADHD experience increased parental stress, maternal depression, and marital distress, as compared to families with healthy children. These interactions may exacerbate the child's ADHD symptoms. Behavioral parent training has been used to improve parent-child relationships. This study will determine the effectiveness of integrated parent training versus standard behavioral parent training in treating depression and stress in mothers of children with ADHD.

Individuals interested in participating in this open-label study will first undergo an assessment of their eligibility for inclusion in the study. This session will last between 3 and 4 hours and will involve both the mother and the child. If eligible, mothers will be randomly assigned to receive either standard behavioral parent training or an integrated treatment, involving both behavioral parent training and cognitive-behavioral therapy targeted at coping with stressful parenting situations. The integrated treatment will also include a course on coping with depression. Both groups will meet for 2 hours every Wednesday evening for 14 weeks. Childcare will be provided, as well as free treatment for childrens' ADHD symptoms and mothers' depression. Both the child's and the mother's psychological functioning will be assessed upon study completion and at the 3-month follow-up visit.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Depression
  • Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity
  • Behavioral: Integrated Parent Training
    Treatment will include behavioral parent training, a course on coping with depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy targeted at coping with stressful parenting situations. Treatment will include weekly 2-hour sessions for 14 weeks.
  • Behavioral: Behavioral Parent Training
    Parents will receive behavioral training. Treatment will include weekly 2-hour sessions for 14 weeks.
  • Experimental: 1
    Participants will receive integrated parent training.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Integrated Parent Training
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Parents will receive behavioral parent training.
    Intervention: Behavioral: Behavioral Parent Training
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Completed
98
December 2010
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

Mothers:

  • Scores at least 10 on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)-II scale on two occasions approximately 1 week apart
  • Does not meet criteria for current substance abuse, psychosis, or bipolar disorder, which would likely warrant other immediate treatment

Children:

  • Meets DSM-IV criteria for ADHD according to parent and teacher reports on rating scales and parent diagnostic interviews
  • Estimated IQ of at least 70
  • Aged between 6 and 12 years
  • Lives with mother

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child has current Pervasive Development Disorder
  • Mothers and children participating in psychosocial treatment that cannot be suspended
Both
6 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00316290
R34 MH073567, R34MH073567, DSIR 84-CTS
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Andrea M. Chronis-Tuscano, University of Maryland
University of Maryland
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Andrea M. Chronis, PhD University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland
February 2013

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