Myths About Bipolar Affective Disorder: The Role of Structured Group Psychoeducation Therapy (BAD)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00474357|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2008 by Lev-Hasharon Mental Healtlh Center.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : May 16, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 17, 2010
This study will examine:
1) The impact of psycho education group therapy sessions relating to beliefs/myths associated with bipolar affective disorder (BAD) on the emotional wellbeing, clinical course and cognition of individuals diagnosed with BAD 2) Will examine the existence of those same beliefs among the various caregivers - psychiatrists, general practitioners, social workers, and psychiatric nurses.
The investigators hypothesize that psychoeducation group therapy will be effective in refuting the myths and will lead to better treatment adherence, longer remissions, fewer hospitalizations, improved self esteem, increased optimism, and better control over the disease process. The investigators also believe that they will identify some beliefs/myths or preconceived notions that are common to both caregivers and individuals with BAD.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Bipolar Affective Disorder||Behavioral: Brief Structured Psychoeducation Group Therapy||Not Applicable|
Study population - 30 patients diagnosed with BAD treated in the outpatient clinic, in a state of remission will be evaluated with the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, Young Mania Rating Scale, and will then participate in 7 weekly sessions of brief structured psycho education therapy Control group - 30 patients diagnosed with BAD treated in the outpatient clinic, in a state of remission will be evaluated with the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression, Young Mania Rating Scale. In addition both groups will complete the Snyder Hope Scale, Accepting the Mental Illness Label Scale and a questionnaire regarding Myths in BAD prior to the study, and when the study group finishes their group therapy sessions. (Controls will not participate in the psychoeducation group therapy).
50 caregivers from various professions will complete the questionnaire regarding the myths, once only.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||110 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Myths About Bipolar Affective Disorder: The Role of Structured Group Psychoeducation Therapy|
|Study Start Date :||May 2007|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||October 2008|
Bipolar patients participating in psychoeducation intervention
Behavioral: Brief Structured Psychoeducation Group Therapy
weekly brief structured psychoeducation group therapy for seven weeks for bipolar patients
No Intervention: 2
bipolar patients who do not participate in psychoeducation group
No Intervention: 3
Therapists will complete questionnaires regarding myths about bipolar patients, no intervention
- Accepting Mental Illness Scale [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
- Hope Scale [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
- Myths about BAD questionnaire [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00474357
|Contact: Deby Peres, MD||+972-9-8981242 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Igor Oyffe, MD||+972-9-8981248 ext email@example.com|
|Lev Hasharon Mental Health Center||Recruiting|
|Netanya, Israel, 42100|
|Contact: Deby Peres, MD +972-9-8981242 ext 242 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Igor Oyffe, MD +972-9-8981248 ext 248 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Deby Peres, MD|
|Principal Investigator: Igor Oyffe, MD|
|Sub-Investigator: Amit Levin, MA|
|Sub-Investigator: David Azikri, PhD|
|Study Director:||Igor Oyffe, MD||Lev-Hasharon Mental Health Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Deby Peres, MD||Lev-Hasharon Mental Health Center|