Depression | Study of Web- Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Korean Adolescents
Depression research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
The purpose of this study is to develope web-based cognitive behavioral therapy for Korean adoldescents who have a mild depression. And we will investigate whether web-based cognitive behavioral therapy is more effective than supportive psychotherapy for treating depressed adolescents. Our hypothesis is web- based cognitive behavioral is more effective than supportive psychotherapy
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - Clinical diagnosis of major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder and depressive disorder NOS - participants and their parents both agree informed consents Exclusion Criteria: - participants have psychotic symptoms, developmental disorders, - participants are diagnosed by bipolar disorder - participants are current high risk of suicide - participants have psychiatric and physical symptoms need urgent medicine treatment - participants have a history of sexual abuse - participants have cognitive behavioral therapy or interpersonal psychotherapy within 3 months - participants have a history of brain injury or a neurological disorder such as seizure disorder, or severe physical disorder
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Mental Disorder in Adolescence
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Behavioral:web-based CBTA cognitive behavioral program in 8 weeks that will provide participants with the following: online interactive tools to do their homeworks and guidance on using cognitive and behavioral strategies to help reduce depressive symptoms, information about the depressive symptoms and cognitive behavioral therapy
Behavioral:supportive caresupportive care group will receive supportive care for treating depression by e-mail per a week for 8 weeks with the following: psychoeducation about depression, stigma of mental illness, distraction technique, emotional regulation, active scheduling.
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
web-based CBTWeb-based CBT group : The intervention is made up of 8 internet modules based on behavioral activation, cognitive behavioral therapy
supportive caresupportive care group will receive supportive care for treating depression by e-mail per a week for 8 weeks
Start Date: January 2014
Completed Date: May 2015
Primary Outcome: The Center for Epidemiological Studies of Depression (CES-D) Scale
Secondary Outcome: Acceptability and adherence of Web-based cognitive behavioral treatment program for adolescents with depression
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Principal Investigator: Hyun-ju hong, MD PHD
Lead Sponsor: Hallym University Medical Center
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