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Behavioral Intervention

Behavioral Activation for Depression

Research Sponsored by University of Texas at Austin
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Age 18-25
Be between 18 and 65 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up baseline and 5 weeks
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Study Summary

This trial tests if changes in behavior can predict depression. GPS data from a smartphone is used to measure behavior and its relationship to depression.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for young adults aged 18-25 who feel persistently sad or can't enjoy things, scoring over 10 on a depression questionnaire. They must use a smartphone daily and speak English but have low scores on an activity scale. People with travel plans, agoraphobia, bipolar disorder, or severe neurodevelopmental disorders cannot join.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests if changing what you do every day can affect feelings of depression. It uses GPS from smartphones to track where participants go and how it relates to their mood changes after trying out new behaviors designed to increase engagement in enjoyable activities.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since the intervention involves behavioral activation rather than medication, typical medical side effects are not expected. However, participants may experience discomfort or stress when altering their routines or using the tracking technology.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 18 and 25 years old.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline and 5 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline and 5 weeks for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in Patient Health Questionnaire-8 Total Score over 5 Weeks
Secondary outcome measures
Change in Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale over 5 Weeks

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Brief modified behavioral activationExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participants randomized to the behavioral activation condition will meet with a graduate level clinician for one hour.
Group II: Measurement-only controlActive Control1 Intervention
Participants who are not randomized to the active condition will take part in a measurement-only control condition. They will participate in all portions of the study except for the in-person behavioral activation session. They will complete a baseline and fill out daily surveys.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Texas at AustinLead Sponsor
350 Previous Clinical Trials
80,884 Total Patients Enrolled
30 Trials studying Depression
5,179 Patients Enrolled for Depression

Media Library

Brief modified behavioral activation (Behavioral Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05767554 — N/A
Depression Research Study Groups: Brief modified behavioral activation, Measurement-only control
Depression Clinical Trial 2023: Brief modified behavioral activation Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05767554 — N/A
Brief modified behavioral activation (Behavioral Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05767554 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are participants aged sixty and under admissible for this medical experiment?

"This medical trial is seeking individuals between 18 and 25 years of age."

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Is there an opportunity for me to be involved in this clinical research?

"This trial is ambitiously seeking 100 depressed individuals aged between 18 to 25 years old."

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Are there currently openings available to join this clinical trial?

"As confirmed on clinicaltrials.gov, this medical trial is not enrolling participants at present. It was originally posted on March 1st 2023 and its information was last revised on the following day. Although there are no open slots in this study, 1313 other trials across multiple sites need volunteers for their research projects."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What site did they apply to?
University of Texas at Austin Institute of Mental Health Research
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
Did not meet criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?
~52 spots leftby Apr 2025