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Social Interaction and Compassion in Depression

2017-03-15 20:53:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine how a CBCT® (Cognitively Based Compassion-Training) for couples affect aspects of health and especially social interactions in depressed female patients and their romantic partners. compare healthy and depressed couples during an instructed positive real-time social interaction in the laboratory.

Furthermore the investigators aim to examine how social behavior and psychobiological indicators of health during real-time social interaction in the laboratory might be improved through CBCT® for couples.

Description

Objects:

Will a CBCT® (Cognitively Based Compassion-Training) for couples reduce the depressive symptomatic and the partners´ burden as well as improve behavioral, endocrine, physiological and immune responses during a real time social interaction in the laboratory.

Do couples with a depressed female partner differ from healthy control couples in behavioral, endocrine, physiological and immune responses during a instructed positive real-time social interaction in a laboratory setting?

Study Design

Conditions

Depression

Intervention

CBCT® (Cognitively Based Compassion-Training)

Location

Institut of Medical Psychology at the Center for Psychosocial Medicine, University Hospital Heidelberg
Heidelberg
Germany
69115

Status

Recruiting

Source

Heidelberg University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-03-15T20:53:22-0400

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