A Pilot Study of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00330005
First received: May 24, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: May 2006
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study was to compare a group psychotherapy intervention, the Integrative Outpatient Model, to a convenience control, in adults with bipolar disorder.


Condition Intervention
Bipolar Disorder
Behavioral: Group Psychotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

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Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • depression symptoms
  • manic symptoms
  • number of days without a bipolar mood episode
  • global assessment of functioning
  • clinical global impression for bipolar disorder

Estimated Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: July 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2005
Detailed Description:

The psychotherapy literature suggests that psychological treatments can have a significant impact on the clinical course and outcome for bipolar disorder (Swartz & Frank, 2001). Very few outcome studies have been conducted in group psychotherapy for bipolar disorder, and there are no preliminary studies conducted using the Integrative Outpatient Model, developed specifically for bipolar disorder. Given the lack of preliminary data, a pilot study with a matched-control design is indicated to obtain preliminary data regarding this treatment modality and approach. The IOM is a weekly, long term psychotherapy.

Comparison: Individuals who participate in group psychotherapy will be compared to a control group on mood and symptom ratings, up to 1 year post intervention.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:bipolar disorder; functioning level appropriate for outpatient group psychotherapy; willingness to engage in a psychotherapeutic intervention -

Exclusion Criteria: cognitive impairment; prominent psychosis; under 18 years old

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Locations
United States, Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center - Department of Psychiatry
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78212
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jodi M Gonzalez, PhD The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00330005     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FFPR-001
Study First Received: May 24, 2006
Last Updated: May 24, 2006
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:
psychotherapy
bipolar disorder
psychodynamic
psychoeducation
illness management
controlled trial
pilot study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Disease
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014