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: 3
IRB Number: 6806R
U.S. Govt. ID: NCT01868711
Contact: Ronit Kishon, Ph.D.: 646 724 4171 /
Additional Study Information: This study offers 12 individual free sessions of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) orSupportive Therapy to depressed adults. All sessions will be given virtually using Zoom.Participants must have internet access and video conferencing capabilities. During the study,participants can't be on psychotropic medications or attend any other psychotherapy. Participantswill need to come in person before receiving sessions for a urine & blood test (protocol #6669)and once before and once after sessions for an EEG (protocol #6559). Please exercise cautionwhen traveling in public and follow public health guidelines, such as wearing masks in publicand avoiding crowds. In addition, you need to stay informed of public health recommendationsand guidelines regarding COVID-19, such as those issued by the CDC ( and localgovernments. If you have questions or do not feel safe traveling, please let us know, and knowthat you can call to reschedule visits. CBT is well-established psychotherapy for depression.CBTs primary goal is to provide specific tools and methods of depression management.Supportive Psychotherapy's primary goal is to strengthen the patient's ability to cope effectivelywith various life stressors. The purpose of this research study is to learn which variablespredict who will benefit from each treatment and how these variables may changethroughout therapy. Participants are randomly assigned to receive one of the two therapiesand are required to fill out forms weekly through the 12 weeks of treatment. These formswill be filled out online using HIPPA-compliant platforms. We plan to recruit 60participants with depression who will complete the psychotherapy, study forms, and EEG.
Ronit Kishon, PhD
Do You Qualify?
Do you feel sad, fagtigued, slowed down, not interested in things and sometimes hopeless? Yes No
Are you interested in talk therapy? Yes No
Can you come once a week for a session (12 weeks)? Yes No
Are you on psychotropic medications? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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For more information, please contact:
Ronit Kishon, Ph.D.
646 724 4171