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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy clinical trials at UCLA

6 in progress, 3 open to eligible people

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  • Sex Differences in Effectiveness of CBT on IBS Project 3

    open to eligible people ages 18-55

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most well researched and most effective treatment for IBS targeting the brain-gut-microbiome (BGM) axis, and preliminary data show that this therapeutic effect is associated with a reduction of brainstem connectivity with other brain networks. The increased prevalence of IBS in women, the higher rate of comorbid non-GI pain conditions, as well as the higher prevalence in female IBS of increased sensitivity to a variety of internal and external stimuli (multisensory sensitivity) suggest the presence of important sex differences in some of these BGM mechanisms. Research performed by UCLA SCOR during previous funding has established an increased responsiveness of the CRF-Locus Coeruleus (LCC) system in female IBS subjects, suggesting that this central noradrenergic brainstem system plays an important role in IBS pathophysiology. In addition, the study team's earlier research has begun to identify clinical, functional and structural brain mechanisms that may underlie these sex effects. Based on the preliminary data, the overall goal of this project is to use CBT as a probe to study the relationship between specific disease-related alterations of the brain, the gut microbiome, and symptomatic outcome, and identify the role of sex differences in these relationships. Investigators will study male and female IBS patients before and after CBT using the advanced neuroimaging and microbiome technologies of the overall SCOR.

    Los Angeles, California

  • Benzodiazepine Taper With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Patients Using Prescription Opioids

    open to eligible people ages 18-85

    Taking prescription opioids for pain together with benzodiazepines for the treatment of anxiety disorders is not recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because of the elevated risk of serious complications, including fatal overdose. However, this concurrent prescription use continues to be prevalent, likely due to the high comorbidity between pain and anxiety disorders. Efforts are urgently needed to reduce benzodiazepine use among patients taking opioids. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a first-line treatment for anxiety disorders, and represents a safer and more effective treatment for anxiety disorders compared to benzodiazepines. The proposed study aims to make minor adaptations to a CBT protocol to facilitate benzodiazepine tapering and to then conduct a 2-arm randomized clinical trial with primary care patients who receive benzodiazepine and opioid prescriptions. Participants will be randomized to receive a telehealth-delivered intervention consisting of a gentle, 12-week benzodiazepine taper (BZT) with either CBT or a health education control (HE). Participants will be assessed at baseline, several points throughout treatment, at post-treatment, and at a 2-month follow-up assessment on benzodiazepine use, opioid use, and anxiety symptoms. Should CBT + BZT outperform HE + BZT, this intervention could make a significant impact by reducing major consequences of concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepines, including mortality.

    Burbank, California and other locations

  • Benzodiazepine Taper With Telehealth-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Patients Using Prescription Opioids

    open to eligible people ages 18-85

    The study aims to examine the efficacy of a telehealth-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) + benzodiazepine taper (BZ-TP) program in facilitating reductions in benzodiazepine use among patients who are prescribed opioids for pain.

    Burbank, California

  • Digital Behavioral Therapy for Sleep Problems

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Insomnia is very common, especially in HIV population (up to 73%), and contributes to the development of other conditions such as depression, dementia, inflammation, obesity, and heart diseases. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is known to improve insomnia. However, it has never been tested in HIV-positive patients. The investigators aim to examine the Internet version of this therapy in HIV-positive patients because the availability of CBT-I is very limited while the cost is high. The investigators will test this internet version, also called digital CBT-I (dCBTI), against sleep hygiene education (SHE), a commonly prescribed set of instructions in clinical practice, in 60 HIV-positive patients with insomnia invited from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Los Angeles site. The investigators aim to test if dCBTI or SHE improves insomnia in this patient group. This trial involves a behavioral treatment that can be done from home with minimal side effects and includes neither medications nor invasive interventions. Lastly, this trial will provide important pilot data for a larger trial testing long-term effects of insomnia treatment in HIV-positive patients.

    Los Angeles, California

  • iCBT With TMS in Patients With MDD

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a common mental health diagnosis. While there are many approaches to the treatment of MDD, current treatments of MDD often do not substantially reduce depressive symptoms among those in need of care. Prior research suggests that combining cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychopharmacology can produce optimal treatment outcomes compared to the use of either treatment individually. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is one promising brain stimulation approach used to treat MDD, especially among patients with treatment-resistant symptoms. Like psychopharmacological interventions, TMS may produce optimal treatment outcomes when paired with CBT. However, standard TMS protocols are time-intensive, typically requiring daily doctor visits for one hour of six to eight weeks. Therefore, an internet-delivered CBT protocol may augment the effects of TMS without substantially increasing patient burden. To that end, the present study assesses if a combined TMS and internet-delivered CBT protocol may produce superior treatment outcomes compared with TMS alone.

    Los Angeles, California

  • Psilocybin-assisted CBT for Depression

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The primary objectives of this clinical investigation are to (1) determine the feasibility of joining psilocybin treatment with CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) for patients with depression, (2) optimize CBT to most effectively integrate the psilocybin experience with psychotherapy and (3) determine the initial efficacy of psilocybin as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for major depressive disorder. Psilocybin will be administered orally in two doses during the course of 12 sessions of CBT to eligible study participants - a 10mg dose following the third session and a 25mg dose following the sixth session. Participants will be in active treatment for the first 4 months (psilocybin + CBT) of the study and then followed for an additional 3-months following the termination of CBT.

    Los Angeles, California

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