Therapy for Undergraduate College Students Who Binge Drink and Are Depressed (TREADS)
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Depression Alcohol Abuse||Behavioral: Combined Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Treatment for Excessive Alcohol Use and Depression in Students (TREADS)|
- Daily Drinking Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]A measure assessing how much one drinks in a typical week
- Beck Depression Inventory [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]A measure assessing symptoms of depression
|Study Start Date:||May 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: MI + CBT
Motivational Interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In this course of therapy students are asked questions about their drinking, receive personalized feedback about it and are taught coping skills for their depressive symptoms.
Behavioral: Combined Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
8 sessions with study clinician, which focus on depressive symptom treatment and alcohol use Both courses teach coping skills for depression (CBT). However, one course focuses only on treatment for depression whereas the other provides also information tailored to the students' level of drinking and experience with regard to alcohol use.
In one course students are asked questions about their drinking, receive personalized feedback about it and are taught coping skills for their depressive symptoms
Active Comparator: CBT
Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of therapy in which students will be taught coping skills for their depressive symptoms but they may or may not talk about alcohol consumption depending on the students' preference.
After a screening visit (2 ½ hrs) to confirm eligibility for the study, all participants will receive 8 weekly, 1-hour, individual sessions therapy with a counselor. Participants will be randomly assigned, by chance, like the flip of a coin, to the therapy course they will attend. In one of the therapy courses, students are asked questions about their drinking and receive personalized feedback about it, and are taught coping skills for their depressive symptoms. In the second course, students are also taught coping skills for their depressive symptoms but they may or may not talk about alcohol consumption depending on the students' preference. So, both courses teach the same coping skills for depressive symptoms but include different levels of focus on alcohol.
Participants will also complete 2 follow-up visits, at the end of the 8 sessions and then again 4 weeks after completing treatment. These will involve filling out some questionnaires and completing a few neuropsychological tests (these questionnaires and neuropsychological tests will also be completed during the screening visit).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01632319
|Contact: Clair Cassiello, BAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital||Recruiting|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Contact: Clair Cassiello, BA 617-724-3673 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Paola Pedrelli, PhD|
|Principal Investigator:||Paola Pedrelli, PhD||Massachusetts General Hospital|