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The Mindfulness Intervention as Myocardial Infarction Rehabilitation Additive (MIMIRA) study aimed at studying the feasibility and acceptability of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - an 8 week course in meditation and yoga - in patients with a recent coronary artery event and elevated depressive symptoms. To address these questions patients with elevated scores on a depression scale were invited to participate in MBSR, and there evaluation of the course as well as a panel of psychological risk factors and resources was measured.
This study aims to pilot test an 8-week, self-administered dyadic (couples-based) positive psychology intervention for couples coping with stroke using a randomized, waitlist control design. Mood and well-being will be assessed pre- and post-intervention, and at 3-month follow-up. It is expected that both partners will demonstrate improvement in mood and well-being.
There is literature to support both the need for and efficacy of brief interventions for depressive symptoms, particularly among college students. Brief behavioral activation interventions (BATD) have gained recognition as efficacious treatments for depression. In accordance with behavioral models of depression, the treatment involves increasing activity and positive experience, to break the negative reinforcement cycle maintaining depressed mood. This treatment does not, however directly target emotional avoidance, which may interfere with individuals' ability to engage in and benefit from rewarding activities assigned to patients as therapeutic activities. Imaginal exposure, a treatment commonly used for the treatment of anxiety disorders, has demonstrated efficacy and may serve to reduce emotional avoidance, making it easier for individuals with higher emotional avoidance to partake in and benefit from therapeutic activities. Evidence of symptom and treatment overlap between anxiety and depression, informs this intervention, which incorporates treatment techniques developed for both disorders. The goal of this study is to compare, in a randomized control trial, the effects of a single session of Activity Planning Only to Imaginal Exposure Augmented Activity Planning. Specifically, the investigators are interested in seeing if adding imaginal exposure improves self-efficacy and goal attainment.
This project will assess the effectiveness of a stepped-care model (i.e. digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (dCBT-I) followed by face-to-face CBT-I) in improving severity of insomnia and sleep outcomes in an insomnia cohort, including those at higher risk of depression. This project will also investigate the effectiveness of this stepped-care model in prevention of depression and any potential mediation by rumination as a modifiable behavior.
This study is a randomized controlled trial studying the efficacy of an iCBT treatment for patients with chronic pain and comorbid psychiatric distress. Half the participants will receive treatment at first, while the other half serve as a control group. After the first group has received treatment, the same program will be offered to participants in the control group. Treatment will be tailored on the level of individual participants, enabling individuals suffering a wide range of problems to be recruited. The treatment will consist of a 10-week guided self-help program, followed by a booster program and follow-up one year later. During the curse of the treatment the participants will be guided via text communication by a licensed psychologist or a candidate psychologist on their last year of studies. The primary hypothesis is that an individually tailored CBT-treatment administered through the internet can be beneficial for patients suffering from chronic pain and comorbid psychiatric distress. The investigators expect that patients in the treatment group will show reduced levels of disability, depression and anxiety, while improving on scales measuring coping and quality of life.
This study will investigate the effects of aerobic exercise on mental states, cognition, and long-term outcomes in adolescents with subthreshold depressive and/or hypomanic syndromes and in non-clinical school children
Apathy can be defined as a quantitative reduction of voluntary or goal-directed behavior. So, the investigators propose a behavioral approach for assessing apathy, to obtain a quantifiable and objective signature of reduced goal-directed behavior by directly observing a patient in a real-life situation. ECOCAPTURE consists of a multi-step scenario in a functional exploration platform equipped with data acquisition system based on video and sensors that track a participant's behavior. The primary objective of this trial is to create a diagnostic tool for apathy, based on the video and sensors metrics. A secondary objective of this trial is to validate a new experimental task (ICM_APATHY_TASKS) to test independently three main presumed mechanisms of apathy (motivation, cognitive inertia and coupling between motivation and action). Another secondary objective aims to specify the pathophysiological mechanisms of apathy, corresponding to cognitive and behavioral processes, neural bases and neurohormonal mechanisms. The definition of pathophysiological mechanisms will allow the classification of apathetic patients (or several forms of apathy) and indicate which mechanism (s) best explains the apathy in a given patient.
This is a demonstration project focused on translating neuroscience insights into clinical practice. The researchers will evaluate how neuroscience assessments may be applied in the clinical setting to help inform care decisions. The aim of the study is to undertake a pragmatic pilot trial to assess whether the inclusion of structured feedback from neuroscience assessments has an effect on improving patient outcomes. The study will investigate how neuroscience assessments can be integrated into and improve clinical care. The impact of sharing information and conclusions from these assessments with psychiatric providers will be explored. Outcomes will include symptoms, social/occupational function and qualify of life.
This study evaluates a culturally-modified version of Thrive, a computerized Cognitive Behavior Therapy program to treat depressive symptoms, syndromes, and disorders among rural Montanans. Study participants will be randomized to either a wait-list treatment as usual or the Thrive program. After 8 weeks, the wait-list group will then receive Thrive. The primary assessment measure is the Patient Health Questionnaire-9.
This is an individually randomised control trial to assess the effectiveness of a livelihoods and social empowerment intervention, delivered by Women for Women International, on married women's experiences of intimate partner violence in Afghanistan. It has a 22 month follow up.