A Pilot Study of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder
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.
|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|
- depression symptoms
- manic symptoms
- number of days without a bipolar mood episode
- global assessment of functioning
- clinical global impression for bipolar disorder
|Study Start Date:||July 2002|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2005|
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.
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas Health Science Center - Department of Psychiatry|
|San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78212|
|Principal Investigator:||Jodi M Gonzalez, PhD||University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|