Last updated on March 2019

A Behavioral Intervention for Depression and Chronic Pain in Primary Care


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Endogenous depression | Chronic Pain | Depression
  • Age: Between 50 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age 50 years
  2. PHQ-9 greater than or equal to 10; this cut-off represents depression of moderate severity and has a sensitivity of 88% and a specificity of 88% for major depression. Thus, most participants are expected to have a DSM-5 depression diagnosis. In addition, PHQ-9 scores have a significant positive association with pain-related disability assessed with SF-20
  3. Non-cancer related chronic pain, defined as pain during most days over the past 3 months by patient report
  4. Capacity to consent determined by a clinician of the primary care practice.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. DSM-5 Axis 1 other than depression and anxiety disorders
  2. Mini Mental State Exam < 24
  3. Active suicidal ideation, i.e. MADRS Suicide Item greater than or equal to 4; 4) Severe or life-threatening medical illness. Patients on psychotropics, opioids or benzodiazepines will be included if they do not meet DSM-5 criteria for opioid, anxiolytics or other substance abuse disorders

Recruitment Status: Open


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