A Combined Primary Care/Web-Based Preventive Intervention to Reduce the Risk of Developing Major Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults with Minor Depression or Depression Symptoms. - Article Depression/depressive Disorders
Clinical Trial: A Combined Primary Care/Web-Based Preventive Intervention to Reduce the Risk of Developing Major Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults with Minor Depression or Depression Symptoms.
This study is not yet open for patient recruitment.
Verified by University of Chicago September 2005
The purpose of this research study is to assess the feasibility of a combined primary care/web-based depression prevention intervention. Primary care physicians (PCP) currently lack an alternative behaviorally-based approach to antidepressant medications for individuals with depression symptoms or minor depression, but who have not yet developed Major Depression.
The objective of this study is to compare the feasibility and efficacy of motivational interviewing (MI) versus brief advice in primary care to engage adolescents with a web-based depression prevention intervention.
|Depression || Behavior: motivational interviewing, brief advice in primary care |
MedlinePlus related topics: Depression
Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Psychosocial, Longitudinal, Case Control, Prospective Study
Official Title: Randomized Trial of a Motivational Interview Versus Brief Advice in Primary Care to Engage Mid-Late Adolescents with a Web-Based Depression Prevention Intervention
Expected Total Enrollment: 125
Study start: September 2005; Expected completion: September 2007
Last follow-up: September 2007; Data entry closure: September 2007
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
- Inclusion criteria include: (1) age 14-18 years and (2) one risk factor for developing depression in the next two years: sub-clinical depressed mood (not meeting criteria of major depression), a family history of depression in a parent or sibling, or past personal history of depression or personal perception of risk depression and desire to participate
- criteria include meeting criteria or undergoing active treatment for major depression (5 or more symptoms nearly every day with functional impairment, minor depression), bipolar disorder, panic disorder, conduct disorder, substance abuse or having suicidal ideation. Active treatment for depression is defined as receiving anti-depressant medication or counseling within one year of remission of symptoms from the most recent episode. Those who meet DSM-IV criteria for minor depression (3-4 symptoms) or who report significant functional impairment (very difficult or above on the Prime MD functional impairment scale) will be notified and offered a referral for an evaluation by a mental health specialist (and will be strongly encouraged to attend). Those with 1-2 symptoms of depression will also be offered evaluation and treatment from a mental health specialist. In each case, the primary care physician will be notified and the parents (if under the age of 19).
Location and Contact Information
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 60637, United States
Benjamin Van Voorhees, MD, Principal Investigator
Benjamin Van Voorhees, MD, Principal Investigator, University of Chicago
Last Updated: September 2, 2005
Record first received: September 1, 2005
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00145951
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on 2005-09-06
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