Behavioral Activation for Perinatal Depression

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 25, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 13, 2017
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
HealthPartners Institute
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaiser Permanente

Brief Summary:
This pilot study will examine the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a brief behavioral activation psychotherapy for women with perinatal depression.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Depression During Pregnancy Behavioral: Behavioral activation psychotherapy Other: Usual care

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 163 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Trial of Behavioral Activation Psychotherapy for Perinatal Depression
Study Start Date : August 2011
Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Study Completion Date : October 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Behavioral Activation
Behavioral activation psychotherapy
Behavioral: Behavioral activation psychotherapy
Up to 10 sessions of behavioral activation psychotherapy delivered in person or by telephone.
Placebo Comparator: Usual Care
Continued care as usual
Other: Usual care
Continued usual care (could include referral for medication or psychotherapy)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. PHQ9 Depression Score [ Time Frame: 3 months post-partm ]
    Mean PHQ9 depression score 3 months postpartum

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

- Pregnant PHQ9 Depression Score of 15 or greater Receiving prenatal care at one of the participating sites

Exclusion Criteria:

- Known diagnosis of bipolar or psychotic disorder Active substance dependence Immediate risk of self harm Immediate need for inpatient mental health treatment

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01401231

United States, Washington
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaiser Permanente
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
HealthPartners Institute

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Kaiser Permanente Identifier: NCT01401231     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: U19MH092201 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: July 25, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017

Keywords provided by Kaiser Permanente:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Behavioral Symptoms
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders