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Mental Disorder clinical trials at UCSF

6 in progress, 3 open to eligible people

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  • Family-Focused Therapy for Individuals at High Clinical Risk for Psychosis: A Confirmatory Efficacy Trial

    open to eligible people ages 13-25

    The present study is a confirmatory efficacy trial of Family Focused Therapy for youth at clinical high risk for psychosis (FFT-CHR). This trial is sponsored by seven mature CHR clinical research programs from the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study (NAPLS). The young clinical high risk sample (N = 220 youth ages 13-25) is to be followed at 6-month intervals for 18 months.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • PARQuit Smoking Cessation Intervention for Adults With Serious Mental Illness

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    This is a research study about a smoking cessation program tailored for adults with serious mental illness (SMI). The program uses a Videogame-based Physical (VIP) activity, smoking cessation counseling, and medication (bupropion),

    San Francisco, California

  • AMP SCZ® Observational Study: PREDICT-DPACC

    open to eligible people ages 12-30

    The Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Schizophrenia (AMP® SCZ) is a large international collaboration to develop algorithms using a set of clinical and cognitive assessments, multi-modal biomarkers, and clinical endpoints that can be used to predict the trajectories and outcomes of individuals at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis and to advance the testing of pharmacological interventions for CHR individuals in need. The goal is to accurately predict which individuals are likely to remit, experience an acute psychotic episode, or have intermediate outcomes that feature persistent attenuated psychotic and/or mood symptoms along with functional impairment. The prediction algorithms will have the potential to serve as early indicators of treatment efficacy in CHR persons. The AMP SCZ research program is made up of the Psychosis Risk Evaluation, Data Integration, and Computational Technologies - Data Processing, Analysis and Coordination Center (PREDICT-DPACC) and two clinical research networks, the Psychosis-Risk Outcomes Network (ProNET) and the Trajectories and Predictors in the Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Population: Prediction Scientific Global Consortium (PRESCIENT) networks. The two clinical research networks will recruit a large cohort of CHR young people aged 12-30 years (n=1,977) and healthy control (HC) participants (n=640) across 42 participating investigative sites from 13 countries. CHR participants will complete screening, baseline assessments and a battery of follow-up assessments across 18 - 24 months. HC participants will complete screening and baseline assessments and a subset (5 per site) will complete month 2, 12 and 24 visits.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • BECOME COmbined Intervention for MH & NCD Delivered by Community Health Workers in Nepal

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Common mental health disorders (CMDs) and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) pose significant public health challenges, especially in resource-limited settings like Nepal. The coexistence of CMDs and NCDs is prevalent, tied together by shared behavioral risk factors including stress, isolation, tobacco use, low physical activity, poor diet, and treatment non-adherence. Addressing these risk factors through behavioral interventions has the potential to positively impact both CMDs and NCDs. While the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends three behavioral interventions-evidence-based stress reduction (EBSR) for stress and anxiety, behavioral activation (BA) for depression, and motivational interviewing (MI) for healthy behaviors-availability remains scarce in low-resource settings. This research proposes a hybrid implementation-effectiveness study of the BEhavioral Community-based COmbined Intervention for MEntal Health and Noncommunicable Diseases (BECOME) in Nepal. BECOME, delivered by community health workers (CHWs), integrates EBSR, BA, and MI to improve mental health and address NCDs. The study employs a stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial, with 20 clusters randomly assigned to five steps, starting in the control condition. Transitioning every three months, clusters gradually adopt the intervention, minimizing logistical challenges during implementation. The study targets 600 patient participants (age 40 years and above with at least one CMD and NCD) from Bardibas and Chandragiri municipalities, involving 20 CHWs, five primary care providers (PCPs), and six health system leaders. CHWs identify potential participants, with research staff assessing eligibility, obtaining informed consent, and conducting baseline assessments using a digital REDCap tool. CHWs undergo BECOME intervention training, delivering it to consenting patient participants (30 per CHW). Quantitative data collected quarterly over 12 months will measure primary outcomes for CMDs and NCDs. Additionally, qualitative components, following the Reach Effectiveness-Adoption Implementation and Maintenance (RE-AIM) framework, include focus group discussions (FGDs) with CHWs and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) with patient participants, PCPs, and health system leaders to assess implementation mechanisms, outcomes, and clinical impact. The study, if successful, aims to furnish evidence and a model for implementing behavioral interventions addressing CMDs and NCDs.

  • Fuerte Program for Newcomer Immigrant Youth

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    The present study is a randomized control trial to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of a school-based group prevention program (Fuerte) in San Francisco Unified School District Public Schools. In addition, the present study will also inform effective procedures for adaptations of the Fuerte program for other newcomer immigrant youth from non-Latin American countries. Fuerte targets newcomer Latinx immigrant youth (five years or less post arrival in the U.S.) who are at risk of experiencing traumatic stress. In particular, the Fuerte program focuses on increasing youth's mental health literacy, improving their social functioning, and identifying and connecting at-risk youth to specialty mental health services. The program will be implemented by mental health providers from various county community-based organizations, as well as from the SFUSD Wellness Centers, who already offer mental health services in SFUSD schools.

    San Francisco, California

  • Pimavanserin vs. Quetiapine for Treatment of Parkinson's Psychosis

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) sometimes experience symptoms affecting their movement, such as slowness, tremor, stiffness, and balance or walking problems. Many patients also have other symptoms not related to movement, called non-motor symptoms, which may affect one's mood or emotions, memory or thinking, or cause one to see or hear things that aren't real (hallucinations) or believe things that aren't true (delusions). Hallucinations or delusions, together called psychosis, occur in up to 60% of PD patients at some point in time. Parkinson's disease psychosis can sometimes be associated with decreased quality of life, increased nursing home placement, increased rate of death, and greater caregiver burden. There are approximately 50,000 Veterans with Parkinson's disease receiving care in the VA, and up to 30,000 (60%) of them will experience psychosis at some point in time. Quetiapine is an antipsychotic drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that is the most commonly used medication to treat PD psychosis, but more studies are needed to determine if it works for this condition and is also well tolerated and safe. Pimavanserin is a newer antipsychotic drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) specifically to treat PD psychosis, but more studies are needed to determine if it works and its safety. The purpose of this research is to gather additional information on the safety and effectiveness of both Quetiapine and Pimavanserin. By doing this study, the investigators hope to learn which of these medications is the most effective course of treatment for people with PD psychosis.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

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