This trial is evaluating whether Family Cognitive Behavioral Prevention will improve 1 primary outcome and 3 secondary outcomes in patients with Depression. Measurement will happen over the course of 12 months.
This trial requires 250 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Family Cognitive Behavioral Prevention is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"The options for mood disorders are limited in general but have greater promise for patients who struggle with treatment-resistant depression and who are willing and able to accept the side effects of some of the drug therapies. Of the therapies available, medication and psychotherapy are usually effective. However, patients with major depression can suffer long-term side effects. A variety of treatments can help control the course of the disorder. If treatment trials prove less effective for some patients, medication may eventually be the treatment of choice." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"A diagnosis of major depression is made if the patient experiences at least one of the six criteria: depressed mood for two weeks or longer, loss of interest or pleasure in usual occupations, lowered energy, fatigue, insomnia, and decreased appetite. Patients may be diagnosed with minor depression if they meet the same criteria, but do not experience significant loss of interest or pleasure in everyday activities such as household activities and social life, or when symptoms are present for only one week." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Depression, which affects over a million people annually in the United Kingdom, is a mood disorder in which the sufferer has persistent sadness and loss of interest. It is an emotion that is often triggered by some real or perceived stress. Unlike other mood disorders such as anxiety or panic, there is no single cause to depression. Depression can often be treated by addressing the underlying causes. Psychological factors are crucial to a person's well being and should not be ignored." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Previous research had found that depression is related to a host of personal, social and occupational factors that are probably inter-related. It was shown by Cox et al. that unemployment and a low rank, unemployment and a low job position were both correlated with depression. These factors appear to be indicative of the type of job that the man is doing and their ability to perform the job. Some other personal factors were also shown to be associated with depression. It was found that the patient who had a poor early upbringing had a greater risk of depression. Another factor of personal cause found by Cox was the use of tranquillisers in the early development of the patients. Cox et al." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"We may consider some other ways not to treat depression that are better aimed to improve quality of life in patients with this debilitating disease. First, depression's cause is not addressed. Second, mental health is not tackled in its roots. Third, treatments for depression are not specific." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"According to the American Community Survey in 2009, there were about 18 million people who had one major depression of the year in the United States, and about 35 million had two major depression episodes. A year's worth of work per person in the United States would have to be lost if at least a 15% increase in the number of individuals suffering from one or more episodes of major depression occurred for an entire year." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"This is an innovative approach for disseminating the FCP program into the pediatric emergency department and supports evidence that we should routinely incorporate elements of interventions that aim to reduce high rates of relapse and enhance psychosocial outcomes among pediatric patients with depressive or bipolar disorder." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Families of individuals with depression have difficulty providing care when that individual has clinically significant depression. This may represent a problem of family functioning that, in turn, results in a disruption in the continuity of services. Our intervention showed some improvement in family functioning and in depressive symptoms for those with significant depression." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There is a need for the development of a research framework which can assess the various contributory causal factors involved\n\n1. Primary – medical diagnosis\n2. Secondary – psychiatric diagnosis\n3." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Family counseling is a useful adjunct to current pediatric depression management, and is a particularly effective tool for achieving remission in children, adolescents and young adults with major depressive episodes. Effective FCPs must take the pediatric and familial dimensions into consideration to address prevention and maintenance." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The present results are consistent with all of the currently known risk factors for depression and suggest that it is possible to identify individuals at risk of this disabling disorder before the clinical diagnosis can be made. There is an urgent need to identify and modify the major risk loci and their associated genes." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Findings suggest that if family risk factors and family interventions had been available, rates of problem-free treatment would have been lower than reported in the literature. People would not have been referred as ineffectively as some might have been. Thus, prevention and intervention is important but not enough to translate into reduced health in populations high at risk." - Anonymous Online Contributor