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Modifying Group Therapy for Bipolar Substance Abusers - 1

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00227838
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 28, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2017
Information provided by:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to modify Integrated Group Therapy (IGT), which is has been found successful for patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and substance use disorder(SUD), so that it can be more readily adopted by community drug abuse treatment programs. IGT is being reduced from 20 to 12 sessions in this trial, and is being conducted by front-line drug counselors, to test its effectiveness in a more community-based setting. The training has been expanded so that counselors without much psychopathology training or cognitive behavioral therapy experience can conduct IGT.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bipolar Disorder Substance Dependence Behavioral: Behavior Therapy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
IGT is being compared with 12 sessions of Group Drug Counseling (GDC) in a randomized controlled trial, with a sample size of 60 subjects. GDC is the type of treatment one would likely receive in a community drug abuse treatment program, in that it focuses primarily in substance use, unlike IGT, which focuses equally on SUD and BD issues. Patients are followed for a year after the end of the group therapy, to examine the long-term effects of the treatment, and also to examine the longer-term relationship of substance use and mood. Patients in the trial must be taking a mood stabilizer to enter the study. Any drug of abuse is accepted, and all subtypes of BD are accepted.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Modifying Group Therapy for Bipolar Abusers
Study Start Date : July 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2005

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Bipolar Disorder

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Addiction severity

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • bipolar disorder substance dependence taking a mood stabilizer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute psychosis no substance use in past 60 days no prescribing doctor will not be in area for next 15 months lives too far away

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00227838

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United States, Massachusetts
McLean Hospital, Dept. of Psychiatry
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States, 02478 9106
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Principal Investigator: Roger Weiss, M.D. Mclean Hospital
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00227838    
Other Study ID Numbers: NIDA-15968-1
First Posted: September 28, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 12, 2017
Last Verified: September 2005
Keywords provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):
substance abuse
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Substance-Related Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders