Understanding the Role of Sleep in Complicated Grief
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03533465|
Recruitment Status : Suspended (Due to funding limitations)
First Posted : May 23, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 19, 2021
The purpose of this study is to learn more about the causes of Complicated Grief (CG) in those who experience the loss of a loved one. This study aims at learning more about the sleep patterns and emotions in participants with CG as compared to those who have lost a loved one but do not have CG.
This study will consist of two aims:
Aim 1: Approximately 10 complicated grief (CG) patients and 10 controls (without a current psychiatric diagnosis) will complete a 3-day home polysomnography (PSG) sleep assessment in addition to several self-report sleep and psychiatric measures.
Aim 2: Approximately 10 CG patients (subsample from Aim 1) will complete 16 weekly sessions of complicated grief therapy (CGT) in addition to completion of repeated PSG assessments and self-report sleep and psychiatric measures.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sleep Grief||Behavioral: Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||The first aim of this study will involve a comparison of baseline psychiatric symptoms and subjective and objective measures of sleep, with specific attention to REM, in adults with CG compared to 25 healthy controls. 10 of these adults with CG who complete AIM 1 will participate in Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT).|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Understanding the Role of Sleep in Complicated Grief: A Pilot Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||July 2, 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2022|
Experimental: Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT)
10 adults with CG who successfully completed Aim 1 and will also participate in open complicated grief treatment (CGT), during which they will complete additional subjective and objective sleep assessments.
Behavioral: Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT)
CGT is an evidence based 16 session targeted grief therapy delivered in individual one hour weekly sessions. Treatment will end at 16 sessions (offered over the course of 20 weeks)
- Clinical Global Impression Scales [ Time Frame: 16 Weeks ]Measure of Clinical Improvement and Severity of illness on a scale of 1-7; 1 being "Very Much Improved"; 7 being Very Much Worse
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): NCT03533465
|United States, New York|
|New York University School of Medicine|
|New York, New York, United States, 10016|
|Principal Investigator:||Naomi Simon, MD||NYU Langone Health|