Treatment for Depression in the Primary Care Setting
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00055328|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2003
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Depression||Behavioral: Problem-Solving Treatment for Primary Care||Phase 4|
Minor depression is one of the most common types of depressive disorders seen in primary care. The effectiveness and tolerability of antidepressants in patients with minor depression is unclear, and the development of alternative treatments is necessary.
In the first phase of this study, participants are observed for 4 weeks to identify those most in need of depression-specific treatment. Participants are then exposed to the Problem-Solving Treatment for Primary Care (PST-PC), a six-session behavioral treatment for depression. After 4 weeks, patients who do not respond adequately to the treatment are randomly assigned to either continued PST-PC or to usual care for 9 weeks. Participants are followed for 6 months after the study.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||300 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Problem-Solving Treatment for Primary Care Depression|
|Study Start Date :||December 2002|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2006|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00055328
|United States, New Hampshire|
|Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center|
|Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756|