Integrated Parent Training for Treating Depression in Mothers of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
|Depression Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity||Behavioral: Integrated Parent Training Behavioral: Behavioral Parent Training|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Integrated Treatment for Depressed Mothers of ADHD Children|
- Maternal depression [ Time Frame: Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up ]
- Maternal stress and cognitions [ Time Frame: Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up ]
- Child behavior and impairment [ Time Frame: Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up ]
- Self-report and observed parenting behaviors [ Time Frame: Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up ]
- Family functioning [ Time Frame: Measured post-treatment and at 3-month follow-up ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Participants will receive integrated parent training.
Behavioral: Integrated Parent Training
Treatment will include behavioral parent training, a course on coping with depression, and cognitive-behavioral therapy targeted at coping with stressful parenting situations. Treatment will include weekly 2-hour sessions for 14 weeks.
Active Comparator: 2
Parents will receive behavioral parent training.
Behavioral: Behavioral Parent Training
Parents will receive behavioral training. Treatment will include weekly 2-hour sessions for 14 weeks.
ADHD is one of the most common childhood mental disorders. Children with ADHD have impaired functioning in multiple settings, including home and school, and in relationships with peers. Parenting a child with ADHD can be discouraging and stressful. Research has shown that parent-child interactions are more negative among families with ADHD children. Additionally, families with children with ADHD experience increased parental stress, maternal depression, and marital distress, as compared to families with healthy children. These interactions may exacerbate the child's ADHD symptoms. Behavioral parent training has been used to improve parent-child relationships. This study will determine the effectiveness of integrated parent training versus standard behavioral parent training in treating depression and stress in mothers of children with ADHD.
Individuals interested in participating in this open-label study will first undergo an assessment of their eligibility for inclusion in the study. This session will last between 3 and 4 hours and will involve both the mother and the child. If eligible, mothers will be randomly assigned to receive either standard behavioral parent training or an integrated treatment, involving both behavioral parent training and cognitive-behavioral therapy targeted at coping with stressful parenting situations. The integrated treatment will also include a course on coping with depression. Both groups will meet for 2 hours every Wednesday evening for 14 weeks. Childcare will be provided, as well as free treatment for childrens' ADHD symptoms and mothers' depression. Both the child's and the mother's psychological functioning will be assessed upon study completion and at the 3-month follow-up visit.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00316290
|United States, Maryland|
|University of Maryland, College Park|
|College Park, Maryland, United States, 20742|
|Principal Investigator:||Andrea M. Chronis, PhD||University of Maryland, College Park|