Ecosystem Focused Therapy for Treating Older Depressed Stroke Survivors

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Update History

12 Jun '15
A location was updated in White Plains.
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The overall status was removed for The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.
17 Sep '13
The eligibility criteria were updated.
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Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of unipolar major or minor depression, as assessed by the Structured Clinical Interview for Depression (SCID) for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV - Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score greater than or equal to 15 - Admitted to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital soon after ischemic stroke - Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score greater than 17 - Command of English sufficient to comprehend study questionnaires and interventions - Has family member or professional caregiver willing and able to participate in patient's treatment Exclusion Criteria: - Moderately severe to severe dementia, as defined by an MMSE score less than 17 - Moderate to severe aphasia - Placed in a nursing home after discharge - Diagnosis of psychotic depression - High suicide risk (i.e., intent or plan to attempt suicide in near future) - Presence of illnesses other than stroke (e.g., untreated thyroid or adrenal disease, pancreatic cancer, and lymphoma) - Taking drugs known to cause depression (e.g., reserpine, alpha-methyl-dopa, steroids) - Currently being treated for depression with psychotherapy
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Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of unipolar major or minor depression, as assessed by the Structured Clinical Interview for Depression (SCID) for the DSM-IV - Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score greater than or equal to 15 - Admitted to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital soon after ischemic stroke - Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) score greater than 17 - Command of English sufficient to comprehend study questionnaires and interventions - Has family member or professional caregiver willing and able to participate in patient's treatment Exclusion Criteria: - Moderately severe to severe dementia, as defined by an MMSE score less than 17 - Moderate to severe aphasia - Placed in a nursing home after discharge - Diagnosis of psychotic depression - High suicide risk (i.e., intent or plan to attempt suicide in near future) - Presence of illnesses other than stroke (e.g., untreated thyroid or adrenal disease, pancreatic cancer, and lymphoma) - Taking drugs known to cause depression (e.g., reserpine, alpha-methyl-dopa, steroids) - Currently being treated for depression with psychotherapy