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Interoception-Focused Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts (RISE Trial)

Research Sponsored by Auburn University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
18 or older
History of suicidal ideation or attempt
Must not have
Below the age of 18
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up within one week of post-test
Awards & highlights


This trial is testing an intervention for college students who have had suicidality or low interoception in the past. The intervention consists of four modules that focus on multiple aspects of interoception. The comparator condition is called "Health Habits" and is matched for time and attention. Variables of interest include self-report measures of interoception, eating pathology, suicidality, physiological measures of interoception, and an implicit association test with death and life stimuli.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for college students aged 18 or older who have experienced suicidal thoughts or have a history of low body awareness, which can relate to eating disorders. It's not open to anyone under the age of 18.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
Project RISE tests a program focusing on improving body awareness and understanding emotions versus 'Healthy Habits' modules covering financial planning and hygiene. Participants are randomly assigned to one of these two approaches.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this study involves behavioral interventions rather than medications, traditional side effects are not expected. However, discussing sensitive topics like suicidality may cause emotional discomfort.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am 18 years old or older.
I have had thoughts of or attempted suicide in the past.

Exclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for the trial if you check “No” for criteria below:
I am under 18 years old.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~within one week of post-test
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and within one week of post-test for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness
Treatment acceptability
Secondary outcome measures
Brief Symptom Inventory
Depression Screening Inventory-Suicidality Subscale
Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Interoceptive AwarenessExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
The intervention consists of four modules that focus on multiple aspects of interoception including: body awareness, body sensations/movement, eating, health and self-care, emotional awareness, and understanding the self in relation to others.
Group II: Healthy HabitsActive Control1 Intervention
The comparator condition is called "Health Habits" and is matched for time and attention; participants complete modules related to healthy habits such as financial planning, hygiene, stretching, and healthy eating.

Research Highlights

Information in this section is not a recommendation. We encourage patients to speak with their healthcare team when evaluating any treatment decision.
Mechanism Of Action
Side Effect Profile
Prior Approvals
Other Research
Common treatments for eating disorders include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), pharmacotherapy, and interoception-focused modules. CBT works by modifying dysfunctional beliefs and behaviors related to body image and eating habits, aiming to change the thought patterns that sustain the disorder. Pharmacotherapy, especially with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), targets neurochemical imbalances to alleviate symptoms like binge eating and depression. Interoception-focused modules enhance body awareness and emotional regulation, helping patients better understand and respond to their internal cues, which can reduce disordered eating behaviors. These treatments are essential as they address both psychological and physiological aspects, offering a comprehensive approach to managing eating disorders.
Psychotherapy outcome research with bulimia nervosa.Integrating the twelve-step approach with traditional psychotherapy for the treatment of eating disorders.Can we change binge eating behaviour by interventions addressing food-related impulsivity? A systematic review.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Auburn UniversityLead Sponsor
74 Previous Clinical Trials
14,263 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Reconnecting to Internal Sensations and Experiences Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05285111 — N/A
Eating Disorder Research Study Groups: Healthy Habits, Interoceptive Awareness
Eating Disorder Clinical Trial 2023: Reconnecting to Internal Sensations and Experiences Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05285111 — N/A
Reconnecting to Internal Sensations and Experiences 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05285111 — N/A
~52 spots leftby Jul 2025