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Rochester, New York 14608


Purpose:

This study will compare three interventions for depressed, low income mothers and determine which is most effective in treating maternal depression and in fostering development in infants.


Study summary:

Poorly educated, low income mothers are at high risk for becoming depressed. The effects of living in poverty and being reared by a depressed parent can be detrimental to an infant's development. Effective interventions to reduce maternal depression and strengthen the mother-infant relationships are needed. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of three groups. Group 1 mothers will receive 16 weekly sessions of interpersonal psychotherapy (IP) designed to directly treat maternal depression. Group 1 participants will have monthly follow-up visits for 1 year. Participants in Group 2 will receive 16 weekly sessions of IP followed by 1 year of in-home, infant-parent psychotherapy, an intervention addressing relationship difficulties between depressed mothers and their infants. Group 3 mothers will be invited to attend informational meetings as well as be referred to local services available to people with depression. All mother-child pairs will be evaluated when the child is 12, 16, 24, and 36 months of age. Evaluations will involve questionnaires, diagnostic interviews, developmental assessments, and video- and audio-taped measures.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria for Mothers: - Current diagnosis of depression - Mother of an infant 9 to 11 months of age - Low income, defined as less than $25,000 for a family of two or less than $31,400 for a family of three (add approximately $7,960 for each additional family member) Exclusion Criteria for Mothers: - Current substance abuse - Severe mental or physical limitations that would interfere with the study


NCT ID:

NCT00105573


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Sheree Toth, PhD
Mount Hope Family Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Rochester, New York 14608
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: December 12, 2017

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