RCT of Psychoeducational Program of Depression

2014-08-27 03:45:01 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of the study is to test the efficacy of a psychoeducational group program on unipolar depression


Unipolar depression is a common disorder which may be treated by drugs or psychological intervention. Many patients prefer psychological treatment, but there is a lack of professional skills and methods for effectively dealing with this in the primary health services,where most of the depressed patients are seen.For this reason it is of great importance to develop and test psychological methods which may be applied in the primary health services, as well as in the specialized psychiatric services.In the present study a psychoeducational group method is tested, with trained psychiatric nurses as the most common group leaders.

Comparison: People with unipolar depression receiving "treatment as usual"

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Unipolar Depression


Control with depression course (CWD)


Norwegian Institute of Public Health




Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Results (where available)

View Results


Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:45:01-0400

Clinical Trials [2886 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Natural Supplements for Unipolar Depression

This study is being conducted to determine the clinical response rate for the regimen of L-methionine, betaine and folate for unipolar depression.

Study of Functional Networks in Resting fMRI

The primary purpose is to compare with resting fMRI the functional networks of rest (RTS) in unipolar depression and in bipolar depression. Hypothesis : the main objective of this work is...

The Effects of tDCS on Depressive Symptoms,Neurocognitive Function and HRV in Unipolar Depression and Bipolar Depression

The study aimed to investigate whether transcranial direct current stimulation could improve depressive symptoms, neurocognitive function and modulate heart rate variability in unipolar an...

Inflammatory Markers and Resistant Depression

This study focuses on blood inflammatory markers (pro-inflammatory cytokines, anti-inflammatory cytokines, monocytes costimulation molecules) in patients with resistant unipolar depression...

Behavioural Activation for Bipolar Depression: A Case Series

Bipolar Disorders affect around 2% of the population. Most people with Bipolar experience depression; these periods can cause difficulties with relationships, work and daily life. Psychol...

PubMed Articles [9942 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Clinical features of differential diagnosis between unipolar and bipolar depression in a drug-free sample of young adults.

Subjects with bipolar disorder suffering of a depressive episode are frequently misdiagnosed as unipolar depression, being important studies assessing the differential diagnosis between bipolar and un...

Correlation of proinflammatory cytokines levels and reduced gray matter volumes between patients with bipolar disorder and unipolar depression.

Gray matter volume reduction in specific brain regions, such as the prefrontal cortex, was found in patients with bipolar disorder and those with unipolar depression. However, few studies have directl...

Diagnosing and treating bipolar disorder in primary care.

Major depression often presents in patients with a history of both depression and mania, although patients may not have the insight to report manic symptoms as problematic. Distinguishing pure (unipol...

The association of duration and severity of disease with executive function: Differences between drug-naïve patients with bipolar and unipolar depression.

The aims of this study were to investigate the differences in executive function and the relationship with clinical factors between drug-naïve patients with bipolar depression (BDD) and unipolar depr...

Amygdala Activation and Connectivity to Emotional Processing Distinguishes Asymptomatic Patients With Bipolar Disorders and Unipolar Depression.

Mechanistically based neural markers, such as amygdala reactivity, offer one approach to addressing the challenges of differentiating bipolar and unipolar depressive disorders independently from mood ...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Decompression external to the body, most often the slow lessening of external pressure on the whole body (especially in caisson workers, deep sea divers, and persons who ascend to great heights) to prevent DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS. It includes also sudden accidental decompression, but not surgical (local) decompression or decompression applied through body openings.

Depression in POSTPARTUM WOMEN, usually within four weeks after giving birth (PARTURITION). The degree of depression ranges from mild transient depression to neurotic or psychotic depressive disorders. (From DSM-IV, p386)

Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.

The prototypical tricyclic antidepressant. It has been used in major depression, dysthymia, bipolar depression, attention-deficit disorders, agoraphobia, and panic disorders. It has less sedative effect than some other members of this therapeutic group.

A propylamine formed from the cyclization of the side chain of amphetamine. This monoamine oxidase inhibitor is effective in the treatment of major depression, dysthymic disorder, and atypical depression. It also is useful in panic and phobic disorders. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p311)

More From BioPortfolio on "RCT of Psychoeducational Program of Depression"

Quick Search


Relevant Topics

Depression is a serious mental health condition, where sad feelings carry on for weeks or months and interfere with your life. The symptoms include feeling unhappy most of the time (but may feel a little better in the evenings), loosing interest in lif...

Bipolar Disorders
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Over half of Bipolar cases develops before the age of 25. Bipolar ...

Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...

Searches Linking to this Trial