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Mood Lifters: A Self Help Program

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02558075
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 23, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 5, 2021
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Patricia Deldin, University of Michigan

Brief Summary:
Large scale, effective, low-cost, and evidence-based programs that can nimbly translate new research discoveries into prevention and care for psychosocial based problems are urgently needed. This study hopes to provide support for Mood-Lifters, a template for a low-cost evidence based program, so that investigators may fill this gap and relieve suffering for millions of people who are not getting adequate mental health care. Mood-Lifters provides a low cost, research based program designed to enrich people's lives and reduce psychological distress. It is designed to provide useful support, coaching and information. It seeks to help people enhance pleasure, engagement and meaning in their lives while minimizing depression, fear, loneliness and other negative feelings via a proprietary peer based program that offers weekly meetings and other flexible support options. The goal of this pilot study is to test the efficacy of this program. This is not traditional therapy, rather an educational supportive program similar to WeightWatchers, but for mental health.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Depression Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Behavioral: MoodLifters Sessions Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Mood Lifters: A Self Help Program to Improve One's Psychological and Behavioral Well Being
Estimated Study Start Date : September 1, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 1, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 1, 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: MoodLifters Program
A program to provide evidence-based education and skills to reduce psychological distress and enrich people's lives.
Behavioral: MoodLifters Sessions
This program consists of 15 different sessions with a different topic for each session. These sessions will occur once a week for 15 weeks and will last approximately an hour each. These topics will be in one of five theoretically important areas: biological, cognitive, affective, behavioral and social. Each subsequent week will involve an in-depth exploration of each topic, including why it is important to mental well-being and practical ideas about how to implement positive changes into one's everyday life. Following the facilitator's brief presentation, group members will be invited to share their experiences, challenges, and provide peer support.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Satisfaction with Life Scale [ Time Frame: 15 weeks post baseline assessment ]
    Change in overall satisfaction with life will be measured from baseline to 15 weeks.

  2. Patient Health Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 15 weeks post baseline assessment ]
    Change in depression symptomology will be measured from baseline to 15 weeks.

  3. Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale [ Time Frame: 15 weeks post baseline assessment ]
    Change in anxiety symptomology will be measured from baseline to 15 weeks.

  4. Emotion visual analog scale [ Time Frame: 15 weeks post baseline assessment ]
    change in emotion ratings (e.g. happy, sad, angry) will be measured on a visual analog scale ranging from not at all (happy, sad, angry) to extremely (happy, sad, angry).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • active suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • active psychosis
  • active mania.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02558075

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Contact: Patricia Deldin, PhD 734-647-7550

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United States, Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48103
Contact: Patricia Deldin, Ph.D.    734-647-7550   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
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Responsible Party: Patricia Deldin, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Associate Director of the University of Michigan Depression Center, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT02558075    
Other Study ID Numbers: HUM00097120
First Posted: September 23, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 5, 2021
Last Verified: March 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Mental Disorders