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Clinical Trials: Clinical Psychology

Source: University Hospital, Montpellier
Suicide is a major health concern. Weeks following psychiatric admission are a highly suicide risk period for those having current suicidal ideation or attempt. Recently, a pilot study suggested the feasibility of positive psychology in patients in suicidal crisis. Notably, gratitude exercises suggested improvement in optimism and hopelessness, two dimensions associated to suicide. Moreover, gratitude has been associated to suicidal ideation and attempt, ... Read More
Last Updated: 31 Jul 2016
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
The investigators are doing this study to see if "positive psychology" can help adults with depression or bipolar disorder. Positive psychology involves exercises—short tasks—that try to increase good feelings and emotions, like optimism, happiness, personal strengths, and well-being. Positive psychology exercises might include imagining a bright future, being grateful for good events, forgiving others, and doing kind acts for others. The ... Read More
Last Updated: 17 Apr 2016
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
In this proof-of-concept study, the investigators will assess the ease and usefulness of a positive psychology program in patients with acute coronary syndrome and less-than-optimal adherence to health behaviors. The investigators believe that positive psychology (a field that studies boosting positive emotions rather than simply reducing negative emotions) will help this cardiac population to be more healthy. The investigators want to determine whether this ... Read More
Last Updated: 02 Nov 2014
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
This study is investigating whether a series of psychological exercises, called positive psychology, provides benefit to patients who have been hospitalized for heart disease (an 'acute coronary syndrome' or heart failure). In this study, subjects are randomly assigned to complete 8 positive psychology exercises over 8 weeks, or to complete different exercises in control groups. We hypothesize that patients who are assigned to the positive psychology tasks ... Read More
Last Updated: 19 Jan 2011
Source: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
The goal of this research study is to learn about advanced cancer patients' preferences about how psychology services are introduced. Read More
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2017
Source: Vanderbilt University
Problems with diabetes management in adolescents with type 1 diabetes are common - occurring at rates as high as 93% - and have serious health consequences, including poor blood sugar control and risk for later complications. Therefore, the investigators proposed to test a positive psychology intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes aimed at increasing motivation for diabetes management; specifically, to increase the frequency of blood glucose ... Read More
Last Updated: 19 Apr 2016
Source: University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA researchers looking for healthy females (age 60+) to participate in a study investigating how writing about your experiences may be related to your health. Once a week for 6 weeks, participants will write about their experiences and fill out online questionnaires. Participants will also come to the UCLA campus for blood draws and to fill out questionnaires 3 times: once prior to the 6-week writing period, once immediately after the 6-week period, and ... Read More
Last Updated: 31 Oct 2016
Source: Philipps University Marburg Medical Center
Neurofeedback has proved to be effective in treating Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in experimental settings. This study investigates whether neurofeedback can be used as a therapeutic intervention in regular outpatient care. The investigators compare high frequent neurofeedback with high frequent self-management therapy and suppose that both result in comparable effects. Read More
Last Updated: 13 Nov 2016
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital
This pilot study will recruit patients admitted to the inpatient psychiatric unit at MGH for suicidal ideation or a suicide attempt. Inclusion criteria will be broad to increase enrollment rates and obtain information for patients with a wide range of diagnoses and illness severity. Enrolled subjects will complete randomly-selected positive psychology exercises daily (on weekdays) until discharge and will rate the exercises in multiple domains. Subjects' ... Read More
Last Updated: 03 Mar 2013
Source: Vanderbilt University
The treatment regimen for type 1 diabetes is complex and demanding, and many adolescents have problems with adherence. The proposed study will pilot test a positive psychology intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes aimed at improving adherence to treatment based on feedback from the first iteration of the intervention. The potential benefits include helping adolescents achieve better glycemic control, thereby reducing the health risks and ... Read More
Last Updated: 05 Dec 2016
Source: University Hospital, Ghent
Research project regarding the possibility to implement and the efficacy of a non-drug, psychotherapeutic intervention (MBCT), in preventing relapse/recurrence of depression. Read More
Last Updated: 01 Jun 2009
Source: National Taiwan University Hospital
Pursuant to our previous longitudinal study ( ID: NCT02073370) in geriatric outpatients cooperated with the Department of Family Medicine, Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, National Taiwan University Hospital, this study will be conducted to examine the impacts of the specific co-morbidities and ageing psychology on the outcomes of frailty/sarcopenia syndrome. The thresholds of specific chronic disease will be reviewed after frailty ... Read More
Last Updated: 07 Nov 2016
Source: University of California, Los Angeles
From birth we rely on others for comfort and care and derive pleasure from being together. Research from the fields of health psychology, social psychology, and public health converge to highlight the importance of having and maintaining good relationships for overall health. Indeed, having close friends and family and feeling connected to them has been called a basic need, similar to our need for food and water. It may not be a coincidence then that ... Read More
Last Updated: 09 Dec 2015
Source: Universitat Jaume I
This study is aimed to test the efficacy of a Positive Psychology Intervention (Best Possible Self) over optimism, future expectancies and positive affect at mid-term, in comparison to a control group. The principal hypothesis is that Best Possible Self intervention will enhance significantly the levels of optimism and positive affect in comparison to the control group at short and mid-term. Read More
Last Updated: 18 Dec 2014
Source: Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc.
The investigators developed a responsive mobile-web app, "Jauntly," which was designed to take advantage of the known connections between positive emotions, stress reduction and stress resilience. The app's goal was to lead users through research-proven positive emotion-enhancing exercises and relevant educational materials. Intervention activities covered five well-being-generating content areas: 1) promoting the experience and recognition of gratitude; 2) ... Read More
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2015
Source: University of British Columbia
The purpose of this study is to determine whether emotional processing and somatic dissociation influence IBS-like symptoms in Crohn's Disease patients. Read More
Last Updated: 28 Sep 2014
Source: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
This study will assess the short and long term effects of a group-based mindfulness programme (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, MBSR) on first year medical and psychology students at the Universities of Oslo and Tromso. The primary outcome variables are mental distress, student stress and subsequent work stress, subjective wellbeing, empathy, mindfulness and spirituality. The investigators will also study explanatory moderator and mediator variables. ... Read More
Last Updated: 22 Sep 2014
Source: University of Trier
Neuropattern is a first translational tool in stress medicine. Neuropattern is a diagnostic tool, which can be applied by in- and outpatients and physicians to detect dysregulation in the stress response network. The physician provides anamnestic and anthropometric data, while the patient takes other measures at home, e.g. psychological, symptomatic, and biological data. Among the biological data are ECG measures for analyses of heart rate variability, and ... Read More
Last Updated: 02 Feb 2010
Source: University of California, Los Angeles
Prospective study to evaluate whether or not an internet application to coordinate and record diabetes management by the 1. diabetic patient/family caregiver 2. diabetic medical care team and 3. ophthalmology vision care team will decrease vision loss and blindness due to diabetic retinopathy. The aims will be measured through health psychology instruments to assess the effect of the application on management, motivation to control their disease, and ... Read More
Last Updated: 09 May 2016
Source: University of Valencia
The aim of this study is to analyze the efficacy of several variations of an already validated Positive Psychology Intervention (PPI) called Best Possible Self, using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in general population. Participants are randomly assigned to one of 4 conditions: BPS PAST condition, BPS PRESENT condition, BPS FUTURE condition, and CONTROL condition (daily activities). Read More
Last Updated: 15 Jan 2017
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