Family Promoting Positive Emotions (F-PPE) for Mood Disorders

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Mood Disorders+7 MoreFamily Promoting Positive Emotions (F-PPE) - Behavioral
Any Age
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will test a new intervention to help mothers with depression and stress to feel more positive emotions, in order to prevent their children from developing anhedonia (loss of interest or pleasure).

Eligible Conditions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) Psychiatric Disorder
  • Anhedonia
  • Stress
  • Behavioral Symptoms

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 8 weeks

8 weeks
Child emotional distress
Child perceived stress
Child positive affect
Child reward learning

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Written Information Group
1 of 2
Family Promoting Positive Emotions Group
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

100 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Family Promoting Positive Emotions (F-PPE) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Family Promoting Positive Emotions Group
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Family Promoting Positive Emotions (F-PPE) · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Written Information Group
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Written Information · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 8 weeks

Who is running the clinical trial?

Vanderbilt UniversityLead Sponsor
685 Previous Clinical Trials
6,134,685 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Mood Disorders
192 Patients Enrolled for Mood Disorders
American Psychological FoundationOTHER
14 Previous Clinical Trials
1,563 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Mood Disorders
363 Patients Enrolled for Mood Disorders
Autumn J Kujawa, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorVanderbilt University

Eligibility Criteria

Age Any Age · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are aged 18 years or older and report at least subthreshold current depressive symptoms (> score of 8 on the Patient Health Questionnaire) and moderate COVID-19-related stress.
You have access to a computer with a videoconferencing platform.

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What site did they apply to?
Vanderbilt University100.0%
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria100.0%
Why did patients apply to this trial?
  • "I struggle with depression and medication helps a little but I'm concerned about how my depression is affecting my son. I would like to find ways to help me manage my depression and it's affect on my son."
How many prior treatments have patients received?