National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
|Information provided by:||National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)|
This study will determine the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in preventing future suicide attempts in repeat suicide attempters.
|Study Design:||Treatment, Randomized, Open Label, Active Control, Parallel Assignment, Efficacy Study|
|Official Title:||Community-Based Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Attempters|
Rates of mental health and substance use disorders are high among economically disadvantaged, ethnic minority populations. Studies have shown that CBT designed for this high-risk population is successful at reducing suicide attempts in people with suicidal thoughts or attempts. This study will implement a CBT intervention into the community and will focus on increasing compliance with psychiatric, substance abuse, and medical treatment.
Participants in this study will be randomly assigned to receive either CBT plus standard care or standard care alone. Participants who receive CBT will have ten weekly sessions of treatment. Suicidal thoughts or attempts, hopelessness, depression, health care utilization, and overall psychological and social adaptation will be assessed. Assessments will be made 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months after study completion.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pennsylvania - Psychopathology Research Unit||Recruiting|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104|
|Contact: Barbara Marinelli 215-898-4102 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Aaron T. Beck, MD|