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Psychological Mindedness as a Predictor of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Outcome
Twelve Weeks of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) vs. Supportive Therapy for Depression
Sponsor:National Institute for Mental Health
Enrolling:Male and Female Patients
Study Length:15 Weeks
Clinic Visits:15
Age Range:Between 18 and 65 years old
IRB Number:6806R
U.S. Government ID:NCT01868711
Contact: Ronit Kishon, Ph.D.: 646 724 4171 / tayler.wilson@nyspi.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information:

This study offers 12 individual free sessions of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) or Supportive Therapy to people who suffer from depression. All sessions will be administered virtually using HIPAA-compliant video teleconferencing. Participants must have access to the internet and have video conferencing capabilities. During the study, participants cant be on psychotropic medications nor attend any other psychotherapy. Participants will need to come in person once for a urine & blood test (protocol #6669) and twice for an electroencephalogram (EEG) (protocol #6559). Please exercise caution when traveling in public and follow public health guidelines, such as wearing masks in public and avoiding crowds. It is important for you to stay informed of public health recommendations and guidelines regardingCOVID-19, such as those issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.gov) and local governments. If you have questions or do not feel safe traveling, please let us know, and know that you can call to reschedule visits. CBT is a well-established psychotherapy for depression. CBTs primary goal is to provide specific tools and methods of depression management. The primary goal of supportive psychotherapy is to strengthen the patients ability to cope effectively with various life stressors.The purpose of this research study is to learn which psychophysiological and psychological variables predict who will benefit from each treatment and how these variables may change throughout therapy. Participants are randomized to one of these groups and are required to fill out measures that assess various psychological variables at three-time points through 12 weeks of treatment in addition to smaller measures throughout the treatment. These measures will be filled out online using HIPPA-compliant platforms. We will assist you in accessing and filling out those measures online. We plan to recruit 60 participants with depression who will complete the psychotherapy, study forms, and EEG.

Do You Qualify?
Do you feel sad, fagtigued, slowed down, not interested in things and sometimes hopeless?YesNo
Are you interested in talk therapy?YesNo
Can you come once a week for a session (12 weeks)?YesNo
Are you on psychotropic medications?YesNo
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Who Can I Contact?
For more information, please contact:
Ronit Kishon, Ph.D.
Email: tayler.wilson@nyspi.columbia.edu
Phone: 646 724 4171