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Social Cognitive Training for Psychosis: Treatment Development

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 18, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2016
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Yale University

Brief Summary:

The primary aim of this proposal is to develop, refine, manualize and assess the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a brief, narrowly-focused social cognitive intervention for individuals with psychosis. The intervention will focus on helping individuals interpret social situations, specifically the intentions and feelings of others.

Study methods include preliminary treatment and manual development based on series of uncontrolled cases, manual refinement, and a small feasibility/efficacy trial of the newly developed intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Psychosis Behavioral: social cognitive training Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 77 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Social Cognitive Training for Psychosis: Phase I Treatment Development
Study Start Date : May 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: social cognitive training Behavioral: social cognitive training
social cognitive training, 8-10 sessions

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. social cognition [ Time Frame: change from baseline to approximately 6 weeks ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder
  • Age between 18 and 55
  • Psychiatrically stable
  • Clinician agrees to individual's participation in study
  • English as primary language

Exclusion Criteria:

  • current (past 30 days) symptoms of alcohol abuse/dependence
  • developmental disability
  • severe auditory/visual impairment or known neurological disorder
  • participant has a legal conservator

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01579422

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United States, Connecticut
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06516
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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Responsible Party: Yale University Identifier: NCT01579422    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1008007225
1R34MH090109 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: April 18, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 12, 2016
Last Verified: January 2016
Keywords provided by Yale University:
social cognition
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders