Depression In Juvenile Diabetics

This study has been completed.
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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: April 13, 2000
Last updated: March 1, 2010
Last verified: March 2010
Depression is one of the most common emotional problems among youths with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). It has been shown that depression in youths with IDDM lasts a while and may have a role in later complications of the medical condition. And yet, there are no psychological interventions appropriate for such youngsters. The purpose of this study is to modify a treatment called ''Contextual Psychotherapy'' (that has been developed for depressed youngsters) in order to address special needs of depressed youths with IDDM, and to ''pilot test'' the treatment. The youngsters to be recruited are those being cared for at the Diabetes Clinic of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The treatment includes a 3- month phase (16 sessions), followed by a 3-month ''booster'' phase (3 sessions), and two later follow-up evaluations.

Condition Intervention
Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin-Dependent
Behavioral: psychotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):


Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 16 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • IDDM duration of less than 10 years
  • No major medical disorder other than IDDM
  • No psychotropic medications
  • Meets psychiatric diagnostic criteria for depression
  • Parent and child willing to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not live withing commuting distance
  • Mental retardation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005116

United States, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Maria Kovacs U. Of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  More Information Identifier: NCT00005116     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KOVACSM (completed)  R01DK025568 
Study First Received: April 13, 2000
Last Updated: March 1, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Autoimmune Diseases
Behavioral Symptoms
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
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