Family Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Preventing Depression in Children
Recruitment status was Recruiting
This study will determine the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) versus educational treatment in preventing depression in the children of parents with a history of depression.
Behavioral: Family Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Behavioral: Depression Education
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Family Cognitive Behavioral Prevention of Depression in Children of Parents With a History of Major Depressive Disorder|
- Depression, anxiety, and disruptive behavior problems in children; measured at baseline and Week 12
- Depression in parents; measured at baseline and Week 12
- Parenting skills of parents; measured at baseline and Week 12
- Coping skills of children; measured at baseline and Week 12
- Quality of parent-child relationship; measured at baseline and Week 12
|Study Start Date:||July 2004|
Depression is a serious condition that can affect a person's work, relationships, and quality of life. Studies have shown that children of depressed parents are at a higher risk for developing depression than those whose parents have not experienced depression. Safe and effective treatments that can help prevent children of depressed parents from becoming depressed are needed. This study will compare CBT to depression education to determine which is more effective in preventing depression in the children of depressed parents.
Families will be randomly assigned to receive weekly sessions of either CBT or depression education for 12 weeks. Parents in the CBT group will be taught skills to more effectively raise their children and to better manage their depressive symptoms; their children will be taught skills to cope with the stress of their parents' depression. Families in the education group will be informed about the ways that depression can affect individuals with depression and their families.
Study visits will occur at study entry and at Week 12. Several follow-up visits will occur for up to 2 years after the interventional part of the study. At each visit, a clinician will make direct observations of the depressed parent's interaction with his or her children. In addition, families will be interviewed and will complete questionnaires about the parent's depressive symptoms and family interaction.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00183482
|Contact: Bruce E. Compas, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Tennessee|
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203|
|Contact: Bruce E. Compas, PhD 615-322-8306 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Bruce E. Compas, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Bruce E. Compas, PhD||Vanderbilt University|