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NCT ID: NCT06139614 Active, not recruiting - Anxiety Depression Clinical Trials

Personal Resilience Skills to Improve Surgery Training

Start date: August 16, 2023
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The objective of the current study (PERSIST) is to 1) determine acceptability of an 8-session (16 week) group curriculum on personal resilience skills for residents in the Duke General Surgery Program, and 2) examine changes in professional fulfillment, depression symptomatology, anxiety symptomatology, and self-valuation, and positive wellbeing (flourishing) at the end of the program and 3-month follow-up compared to baseline, 3) examine performance on surgery training metrics compared to the mean performance of non-participants. Participants will be residents active in the Duke General Surgery Program. There will be one group of Junior Assistant Residents (JAR, N = 10) and one group of Senior Assistant Residents (SAR, N =10), which will be conducted separately. At baseline, all participants will complete questionnaires related personal resilience, including professional fulfillment (professional fulfillment, work exhaustion, interpersonal disengagement), depression symptoms, anxiety, symptoms, self-valuation, flourishing, and psychosocial working conditions. At post-treatment (end of session 8), participants will complete the baseline questionnaires (with the exception of psychosocial working conditions), as well as a questionnaire assessing acceptability of the group experience and content. The post-treatment questionnaires will be repeated as a 3-month follow-up. All study activities are considered low risk, and there the training is expected to have the benefit of teaching lasting skills to promote professional and personal resilience. To protect participant confidentiality, surgery staff and faculty will not have access linkage between study variables and participant identity.

NCT ID: NCT06099301 Active, not recruiting - Anxiety Clinical Trials

Mental Health Mobile Apps for Adults

Start date: August 1, 2023
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

In Hong Kong, the shortage of mental health professionals has been a public health concern for many decades. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends self-care intervention as one of the most promising and exciting new approaches to improve health and well-being. Rapid development in digital technologies is making population-based self-care interventions possible. The goal of this pilot randomised controlled trial is to provide brief advice of a list of mental health mobile apps for reducing depressive symptoms and anxiety in adults. Participants will be instructed to use three mobile apps for 10 min each day for 30 days. They have freedom to choose which one app to use, or a mix of two or three apps. The Waitlist control group will not receive treatment from the research team during the assessment period. But they will be notified their evaluation results (mild to moderate depression) after they complete the baseline assessment. They will receive the information about mental health hotline services for general public. The hypothesis is that the interventions show preliminary effectiveness in reducing adults' depressive and/or anxiety symptoms.

NCT ID: NCT06070168 Active, not recruiting - Clinical trials for Depression, Postpartum

Determining the Effect of Telephone Counseling Service Provided to Primiparous Mothers on Postpartum Depression

Start date: October 7, 2023
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The aim of this study is to determine the effect of telephone counseling services provided to primiparous mothers on postpartum depression. Hypotheses H01; there is no difference between the postpartum depression score of the telephone counseling services group and the postpartum depression score of the control group. The study will be carried out in two different groups. The practice will start with meeting the women who give birth will be visited by the researcher at the postpartum clinic at least 6 hours after normal birth and 12 hours after cesarean births. After the women are evaluated in terms of eligibility criteria for the research, the women who are eligible will be informed about the research and written informed consent will be obtained from the women who accept. The random distribution of women to the study groups will be carried out using the Block Randomization method. The following applications will be made to the groups. The researcher will contact the experimental group by phone. He will introduce herself and 6 weeks (during postpartum). It will provide the mother with the consultancy service she needs about herself and the newborn 24 hours a day. After 6 weeks, the training will end and the third researcher will make post-tests of the depression scale to both groups without knowing the experimental and control groups.

NCT ID: NCT06064474 Active, not recruiting - Anxiety Clinical Trials

Effects of High Ventilation Breathwork With Retention (HVBR) on Health

Start date: October 13, 2023
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The investigators are conducting a randomised-controlled trial comparing high ventilation breathwork with retention (HVBR) to a breathwork placebo (paced breathing at 15breaths/min with brief retentions). The metric of 15b/min aligns with guidance from the British Journal of Nursing, Royal College of Physicians and Johns Hopkins Medicine which state that the average, healthy rate should range from: 12-20, 12-18 and 12-16b/min, respectively. The main questions the study attempts to address are: Does HVBR lead to improved state and trait mental health and wellbeing in a general population adult sample? The study will be conducted entirely online through the research platform Prolific, so participant data will be anonymous. The investigators will collect self-reports of mental health and wellbeing before and after the three-week breathwork period, in addition to a follow-up three weeks later. Pre-post intervention and follow-up questionnaires will be completed online via the survey platform Qualtrics which will be linked to Prolific. Data on self-reported adherence to, and credibility/expectancy of, the breathwork will also be collected, along with participants' experiences to gauge the safety and tolerability of the breathwork protocol.

NCT ID: NCT05966155 Active, not recruiting - Depression Clinical Trials

A Depression and Opioid Pragmatic Trial in Pharmacogenetics (Depression Trial)

Start date: July 1, 2021
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

This study is comprised of three separate pharmacogenetic trials grouped into a single protocol due to similarities in the intervention, the hypotheses, and the trial design. The three trials are the Acute Pain Trial, the Chronic Pain Trial, and the Depression Trial. Participants can enroll in only one of the three trials. All three trials were registered on under NCT04445792. In July 2023 each of the three treatment trials was registered under a separate NCT# and NCT04445792 was converted to a screening record per recent guidance on master protocol research programs (MPRPs). This record is specific to the Depression Trial within the ADOPT-PGx protocol. The Depression Trial is a prospective, multicenter, two arm randomized pragmatic trial. Participants meeting eligibility criteria will be randomly assigned to either immediate pharmacogenetic testing and genotype-guided anti-depressant therapy (Intervention arm) or standard care with 6-month delayed pharmacogenetic testing (Control arm). The investigators will test the hypothesis that pharmacogenetic testing and genotype-guided anti-depressant therapy will reduce depression symptoms in participants who's body processes some anti-depressants faster or slower than normal.

NCT ID: NCT05958095 Active, not recruiting - Clinical trials for PostPartum Depression

Curio Digital Therapy for the Treatment of Post-partum Depression

Start date: April 1, 2023
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Primary Objective: Evaluate the clinical effectiveness of the MamaLift Plus app compared to control (digital sham plus treatment as usual) for the management of PPD in the observed population for a period of 9 calendar weeks. It is hypothesized that women who use the MamaLift Plus APP will experience less severe symptoms of depression in post-partum period than comparable women who do not and receive their usual care from health providers.

NCT ID: NCT05948241 Active, not recruiting - Depression Clinical Trials

Online Psychological Support Group for Patients With Heart Failure and Depression

Start date: May 5, 2022
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

Heart failure is a chronic disease, being the second cause of death in Brazil. Currently, it is estimated that 6.4 million Brazilians suffer from this disease. The higher number of rehospitalization, lower survival of these individuals. There are recommendations from Societies of Cardiology for the inclusion of effective self-care for patients with chronic HF, intend greater control of symptoms, greater adherence to treatment and, consequently, decrease of rehospitalization. One of the pillars of self-care's education for chronic patients recommended by the Health Ministry is the management of the patient's emotional aspects. These have been undertreated in most studies. The prevalence of depression among patients with HF is high and ranges from 41% to 72%, and the assessment with the BDI-II, which is the gold standard used, is 67%. Patients with HF and depression have greater difficulty in adhering to treatment and poor maintenance of self-care. Also, they present 4 times more risk of rehospitalization/mortality. Faced with this problem, this project was designed, proposing an online psychological support group for patients with heart failure and depression, primarily aimed at improving self-care, adherence and secondarily at reducing the rates of depression and readmission.

NCT ID: NCT05940168 Active, not recruiting - Depression Clinical Trials

Internet-delivered ACT (I-Navigator ACT) for Parents of Children With Disabilities

Start date: February 1, 2021
Phase: N/A
Study type: Interventional

The purpose of the project is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of the internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy treatment (I-Navigator ACT) for parents who experience stress, distress, depression or anxiety that may be associated with being a parent of a child with disabilities. The project consists of three studies: Study 1: An open feasibility trial in which parents participate in an individual, clinician-supported internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy treatment. Study 2: A randomized controlled trial in which participants are randomly assigned either: 1. Navigator ACT group treatment, where parents participate in an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy group together with other parents, led by two group leaders, or 2. I-Navigator ACT internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy treatment, where the parent participates on their own, coached by a clinician via a message function. Study 3: A qualitative study in which a smaller sample of parents from the open feasibility trial participate in semi-structured interviews. The interviews take place after the parents have completed I-Navigator ACT. All three studies are conducted in a clinical health care context.

NCT ID: NCT05930912 Active, not recruiting - Anxiety Disorders Clinical Trials

Psychiatric Orders in Psychoanalytic Treatment of ASD

Start date: June 1, 2023
Study type: Observational

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is often accompanied by a variety of other symptoms, such as bipolar disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), etc. The behavioral and social complications often marginalize the population, impact on life satisfaction, undermined societal values that impact on economic and financial fairness, and so forth. Furthermore, persons with ASD are neurodiverse from standardized pharmacological and clinical cares, and are interpreted disadvantaged in the context of neurotypical treatments. The research protocol aims to differentiate the neuropharmacological implications of ASD from its behavioral and social implications. Such a differentiation is beneficial to the quality of care for neurodiverse population, both in terms of precision treatment in medical settings, and in terms of psychotherapeutic treatment efficacy in the interpretation of behavioral and social traits. The study protocol continues from the adverse event of the participant in NCT05711810 trial, after the positive immunological results in the NCT05839236 trial. The intervention medicine continues from Sertraline adjusted on the choice of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) in the previous two trials for complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) of the participant, and its combined used with Duloxetine in the choice of Selective Norephedrine Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRI) for norephedrine regulations. The hypothesized target is on the discrete psychiatric intervention centered approach to ASD treatment care. In the PRC where the study is being carried out, amphetamine class medicines are strictly prohibited and defined as illegal substances, regardless of their only proven effect for ASD patient care. Contributed by the sociostructural elements and necessities, black market amphetamine and ketamine have not only emerged in the regime for decades, but also have become a lucrative business. Their recreational uses are also sometimes accompanied by real necessities and needs; black markets cater to the needs but guidance on the usages is based on word-of-mouth stories without professional medical assistances. There is one case the Principal Investigator (PI) collected, that one person, possibly under depression contributed by PTSD, took relatively high dosage of amphetamine and went into a state of psychosis with overwhelming persecution mania. The study protocol, Psychiatric Orders in Psychoanalytic Treatment of ASD, is therefore designed for an evidence-based approach in treating complex psychiatric disorders with psychoanalytic guidance.

NCT ID: NCT05923476 Active, not recruiting - Depressive Disorder Clinical Trials

Electroconvulsive Therapy and Concomitant Lithium in Depressive Disorder: A Pilot Study

Start date: June 1, 2023
Phase: Early Phase 1
Study type: Interventional

Depression is a major psychiatric illness associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most effective treatment for depression and arguably the safest. However, a sizable proportion of patients (20%-30%) do not get well with ECT. Typically, ECT is given as a course extending over weeks and then discontinued. Approximately 50% of patients become unwell again in one year after the completion of ECT even when they use antidepressant medications. Moreover, ECT brings recovery after a series of treatment sessions, usually with a range of 6-20. Each ECT session poses logistic issues. Lithium has robust antidepressant effect when used with antidepressant medications. A combination of lithium and ECT has been studied previously in mania and found to be safe at a lithium level in the human body below 0.6 mEq/L. There is a gap in the literature about the use of lithium and ECT combination in depression. This pilot study aims to investigate the feasibility and safety of conducting a randomized controlled trial comparing lithium and ECT against placebo and ECT. Participants will have either placebo and ECT or lithium ECT at an equal probability. They will be approached for an expression of interest, invited to take part in a consenting session, screened for the eligibility for the study, and assessed for the severity of depression, and cognitive function and then for the improvement in depression. Lithium blood level will be monitored five days after commencement of lithium and each dose change. Participants will be assessed for adverse reactions after each ECT using a formal adverse monitoring report form. Recruitment numbers, trial retention and completion rates and adverse events will be reported.