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Depression In Juvenile Diabetics

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00005116
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 14, 2000
Last Update Posted : March 2, 2010
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin-Dependent Behavioral: psychotherapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): NCT00005116

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United States, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
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Principal Investigator: Dr. Maria Kovacs U. Of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00005116     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KOVACSM (completed)
R01DK025568 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 14, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 2, 2010
Last Verified: March 2010

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

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