Depression Treatment Study

Pediatric Anxiety & Mood Research Clinic (PAMRC)

Treatment for Depression
 

Is Your Teen Depressed?

Are you the parent of an adolescent who is struggling with depression and sleep difficulties? We may have a treatment that can help.

We are conducting research to learn more about treatment for teens with depression and sleep difficulties. The study includes a thorough psychiatric evaluation and 8 weeks of sleep treatment followed by 12 weeks of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPT-A) with an experienced psychologist at no cost.

 

What Does the Study Involve?

  • The screening and baseline phase, where we determine if your teen is eligible for the study through a psychological evaluation
  • The treatment phase, including 8 weeks of sleep treatment followed by 12 weeks of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)
  • The follow-up phase, involving an assessment of the teen’s response to treatment after the treatment has ended
 

Who Is Eligible to Participate?

To participate, your child must:

  • Be English-speaking between the ages of 12 to 17
  • Have symptoms of depression (persistently sad or apathetic mood, disturbed appetite, poor concentration, poor self-esteem, and decreased interest in pleasurable activities)
  • Have trouble sleeping
 

Interested in Learning More About This Research Study?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have!

Please Contact:

Dr. Ellie McGlinchey

Phone: (646) 774-5859
Email: mcglinc@nyspi.columbia.edu