Treatment for Depression in the Primary Care Setting - Article Depression/depressive Disorders
Clinical Trial: Treatment for Depression in the Primary Care Setting
This study is currently recruiting patients.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a brief form of counseling is more effective than usual care in treating patients with minor depression in the primary care setting. This study will also examine the relationship between patient characteristics (social support, adverse life events, personality traits, and comorbidity) and remission of minor depression.
|Condition||Treatment or Intervention||Phase|
|Depression || Behavior: Problem-Solving Treatment for Primary Care ||Phase IV |
MedlinePlus related topics: Depression
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Treatment, Randomized, Open Label, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Efficacy Study
Official Title: Problem-Solving Treatment for Primary Care Depression
Expected Total Enrollment: 300
Study start: December 2002
Minor depression is one of the most common types of depressive disorders seen in primary care. The effectiveness and tolerability of antidepressants in patients with minor depression is unclear, and the development of alternative treatments is necessary.
In the first phase of this study, participants are observed for 4 weeks to identify those most in need of depression-specific treatment. Participants are then exposed to the Problem-Solving Treatment for Primary Care (PST-PC), a six-session behavioral treatment for depression. After 4 weeks, patients who do not respond adequately to the treatment are randomly assigned to either continued PST-PC or to usual care for 9 weeks. Participants are followed for 6 months after the study.
Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and above, Genders Eligible for Study: Both
- Primary care patient at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC)
- Hamilton Depression Score >= 10 and minor depression at time of entry and after 4 weeks of observation
- Psychosis, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Active substance abuse
- Receiving treatment for depression
Location and Contact Information
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, 03756, United States; Recruiting
Angelica Barrett 603-653-3570
Record last reviewed: October 2004
Last Updated: October 18, 2004
Record first received: February 25, 2003
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00055328
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on 2005-04-08
Cache Date: April 9, 2005
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