Last updated on August 2020

Trial to Test Effectiveness of Depression Intervention for Mistreated Older Adults


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Conditions: Depression (Treatment-Resistant) | Anxiety Disorders | Depression | Anxiety | Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) | Depression (Major/Severe) | Elder Abuse | Depression (Adult and Geriatric) | Depression (Pediatric) | Depression (Adolescent) | ANXIETY NEUROSIS | Depression in Old Age | Anxiety Disorders (Pediatric) | Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD - Pediatric) | Endogenous depression
  • Age: Between 55 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 55 years of age or older
  • Capacity to consent (per Elder Mistreatment staff)
  • Significant depression (per Elder Mistreatment staff) as indicated by a score of 10 or above on the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), a widely used screening tool routinely administered in Elder Mistreatment (EM) agency settings (the PHQ-9 has a sensitivity of 88% and a specificity of 88% for major depression)
  • Need for EM services

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active suicidal ideation (Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale item 10>4)
  • Inability to speak English or Spanish
  • Axis 1 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) diagnoses other than unipolar depression or generalized anxiety disorder (by Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5)
  • Severe or life-threatening medical illness
  • EM emergency and or referral out of EM agency (per EM staff)

Recruitment Status: Open


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