ACT for Life for Suicide

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Battle Creek, MI, Battle Creek, MI
Suicide
ACT for Life - Behavioral
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Suicide

Study Summary

Testing the Efficacy of ACT for Life

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Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether ACT for Life will improve 2 primary outcomes and 4 other outcomes in patients with Suicide. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline, Pre-discharge (within 4 days of hospital discharge), and 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-months post-discharge from psychiatric inpatient unit.

1-month post-discharge from psychiatric inpatient unit
The Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Model Post-Discharge Engagement 1 Metric
3-, 6-, and 12-months post-discharge from psychiatric inpatient unit
Change in Suicide Attempts Since Hospital Discharge Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale and Medical Record Review
Baseline, 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-months post-discharge from the psychiatric inpatient unit
Change from Baseline on Outcome Questionnaire - 45.2
Day 4
Change from Baseline on Multidimensional Psychological Flexibility Inventory
Day 4
Change from Baseline on Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire - Suicidal Ideation
Change from Baseline on Valued Living Questionnaire

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Present Centered Therapy
ACT for Life

This trial requires 278 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. ACT For Life 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.

ACT for Life
Behavioral
ACT for Life + Treatment as Usual
Present Centered Therapy
Behavioral
Present Centered Therapy + Treatment as Usual
Treatment
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
ACT for Life
2016
N/A
~70

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline, 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-months post-discharge from the psychiatric inpatient unit
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly baseline, 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-months post-discharge from the psychiatric inpatient unit for reporting.

Closest Location

Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Battle Creek, MI - Battle Creek, MI

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The patient is currently in the hospital due to their risk of suicide. show original
, participants were randomly assigned to one of the two conditions by a coin flip show original
are Veterans who served in Eligible for VHA care are veterans who served in the U.S show original

Patient Q&A Section

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

How many people get suicide a year in the United States?

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Each year, an estimated 13.2% of US adults die by suicide. A significant proportion will be elderly and male and will be uninsured. The American suicide rate would be slightly lower if the definition of suicide included attempting suicide. Thus, the suicide rate should not be used to measure the current US mood or suicide risk.

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What causes suicide?

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Suicide is most commonly committed by men in middle age, young black men, and men with no history of mental illness. Factors that increase the risk of suicide include current drug use, prior history of mental illness, prior history of suicide attempts, family history of mental illness, lack of social supports, financial difficulties, lack of employment, low grade of education, low grade in school, and low family social and economic status. A higher rate of suicide is observed in people with depressive disorders. The study also demonstrated that a significant proportion of suicide victims were current smokers.

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What are the signs of suicide?

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Signatures for suicide are a combination of a depressed mood and a plan of bringing the behavior to a successful conclusion. In light of the lack of specificity of signs or symptoms, the identification of signs are of limited value in identifying suicidal subjects.

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What is suicide?

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Suicide may be defined as a behavioral action that results in the loss of life in a person who is psychologically capable of doing otherwise in a healthy state. Suicide rate continues to rise in both developed and developing countries and there continues to be a significant financial burden to society which can be reduced substantially through prevention and treatment. In 2008, suicide resulted in about 0.7827 million deaths. According to WHO, the world's 25th highest cause of death was suicide in 2008 with 1.62 million cases of fatal attempted suicide and 998 thousand suicides. Gender does differ in the prevalence and mortality of suicide. Males can die of suicide at about 15 years and the females at about 25 years.

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Can suicide be cured?

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Findings from a recent study shows the need to understand suicide in the context of psychiatric disorders, particularly considering that suicide is not just about death. Psychiatric interventions may help people with mood disorders to live healthy and productive lives, but the challenge is ensuring that suicide is not treated as just a symptom of the disorder but it is also a relevant, understandable and personal issue.

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What are common treatments for suicide?

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Physicians should not underestimate the magnitude of the problems arising from suicide and those experiencing it may benefit not only from psychiatric help but also from psychosocial interventions.

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What are the latest developments in act for life for therapeutic use?

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The latest Act for Lifes for use in clinical research was the Act for Lifes for Therapeutic Use, the Act for Therapeutic Use which was issued in 2016.

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What is the primary cause of suicide?

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Suicide in the young is mostly due to [mood disorders, depression, and interpersonal conflicts at school]. The leading cause of suicide of people aged ≥30 years is unintentional overdosing of [acetaminophen (paracetamol-acetate mix), alcohol, and other prescription drugs]. If prescribed, [Paracetamol (acetaminophen) or Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) should be reduced or discontinued immediately after [treatment of] an overdose of [acetaminophen-based products. If any of these three [toxicants] is prescribed to a suicide victim, the prescribing doctor should not be responsible for giving that order.

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What is the latest research for suicide?

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Suicide continues to a great deal among all ages and socioeconomic classes. The suicide rate has increased to unprecedented levels in the last 20 years. There is a great need for studies on various aspects of suicide.

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Is act for life typically used in combination with any other treatments?

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In a recent study, findings clearly shows that act is frequently used in combination with other treatments in Germany irrespective of psychiatric diagnosis and severity.

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Does suicide run in families?

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Data from a recent study suggest an inverse relationship between family size and the risk of suicide, and a similar effect for the number of children. Prospective studies, however, must be attempted to confirm these relationships and to identify the mechanisms.

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How does act for life work?

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While many young people find it helpful to find a mentor, most have a single main sponsor and find it challenging to manage their lives, balancing education and work. Young people with mentors tend to feel more supported and more in control of their studies, and more willing to get involved more in their own education and career. However people may find it difficult to find the mentors they want because of the social network that is needed for mentors to have.

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