Study Comparing Two Types of Psychotherapy for Treating Depression and Substance Abuse
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy is most effective for treatment of dually diagnosed veterans with depressive and substance use disorders.
Major Depressive Disorder
Behavioral: Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Behavioral: Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Integrated CBT for Substance Use and Depressive Disorders|
|Study Start Date:||October 2004|
Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
|Behavioral: Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy|
Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy
|Behavioral: Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy|
Depression is the most frequent co-occuring mental health disorder among adults with substance use disorders, and such comorbidity is often associated with poorer treatment outcomes. Although there is an urgent need for effective treatments specific for dual-diagnosis adults, few studies have been conducted to address this need.
Comparison: This study will compare substance use and depression symptoms of individuals in two different psychotherapy groups: Integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy. Symptoms and substance use will be compared during the active treatment phase (24 weeks) and for one year following the end of the active treatment.
|United States, California|
|VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego|
|San Diego, California, United States, 92161|
|Principal Investigator:||Sandra Brown, PhD||VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego|