TeleHealth Research Study

Overcoming Barriers to Depression Treatment through Technology

Researchers are studying the use of technology to make options for managing depression more affordable and easier for people to access. This study aims to evaluate different methods for addressing symptoms of depression. These methods include two different investigative study treatments.

Your role: Participants will be compensated up to $200 for completing telephone interviews and questionnaires online across an 11-month period.

Eligible participants will be randomly assigned to receive one of two study interventions:

1) Telephone Administered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Weekly, 50 minute study therapy sessions over the phone with a trained study clinician;

OR…

2) Internet Administered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Access to a study treatment website plus email and phone support from a trained study clinician. Participants in the iCBT intervention may eventually receive weekly 50 minute telephone study therapy sessions.

Study treatment lasts for a maximum of 20 weeks in all interventions. If depression symptoms improve, study treatment may be ended earlier than 20 weeks.

Individuals who are currently experiencing clinical symptoms of depression, who are at least 18 years old, who speak English, and have access to and familiarity of using the Internet and phones might be a good fit for this study.

Active; No longer recruiting new participants.

To learn more about the study or need help with our study screener, call: 855-NUCBITS (682-2487) or email: eHealth@northwestern.edu

Join a CBITs Study

Your first step to join a CBITs study is to take our study screener. After we review your information, we will contact you to let you know if you may be eligible for the study.