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A Pilot Study of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00330005
First Posted: May 25, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2006
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Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  Purpose
The purpose of this study was to compare a group psychotherapy intervention, the Integrative Outpatient Model, to a convenience control, in adults with bipolar disorder.

Condition Intervention
Bipolar Disorder Behavioral: Group Psychotherapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pilot Study of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Bipolar Disorder

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Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • depression symptoms
  • manic symptoms
  • number of days without a bipolar mood episode
  • global assessment of functioning
  • clinical global impression for bipolar disorder

Estimated Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: July 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2005
Detailed Description:

The psychotherapy literature suggests that psychological treatments can have a significant impact on the clinical course and outcome for bipolar disorder (Swartz & Frank, 2001). Very few outcome studies have been conducted in group psychotherapy for bipolar disorder, and there are no preliminary studies conducted using the Integrative Outpatient Model, developed specifically for bipolar disorder. Given the lack of preliminary data, a pilot study with a matched-control design is indicated to obtain preliminary data regarding this treatment modality and approach. The IOM is a weekly, long term psychotherapy.

Comparison: Individuals who participate in group psychotherapy will be compared to a control group on mood and symptom ratings, up to 1 year post intervention.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:bipolar disorder; functioning level appropriate for outpatient group psychotherapy; willingness to engage in a psychotherapeutic intervention -

Exclusion Criteria: cognitive impairment; prominent psychosis; under 18 years old

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00330005


Locations
United States, Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center - Department of Psychiatry
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78212
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jodi M Gonzalez, PhD The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00330005     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FFPR-001
First Submitted: May 24, 2006
First Posted: May 25, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2006
Last Verified: May 2006

Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio:
psychotherapy
bipolar disorder
psychodynamic
psychoeducation
illness management
controlled trial
pilot study

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Bipolar Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Mental Disorders