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Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles Melissa Institute Some slides adapted from M Kovacs and J. McCracken Assessment of Depression & Suicide Risk: Strategies for Matching Youths to Optimal Interventions
Disclosures: Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, Ph.D. SourceConsult/HonorariumResearch Grant California Institute of Mental Health Depression Treatment Quality Improvement (DTQI) Casa PacificaCBT Training Los Angeles County DMH and sites CBT Training, DTQI Phillip MorrisUnrestricted American Foundation for Suicide Prevention X X NIMHXX SAMHSAXX Sanofil- Aventis Spouse
Presentation Goals Why assess depression? –Review current evidence on rates of depression and course of depression in youths Do we have effective treatments for depression in youths? –Review evidence supporting CBT as evidence- based practice How can we improve care for depression? Why CBT within the context of an overall Depression Treatment Quality Improvement Program
Depression Facts Over 18 million Americans are depressed As many as 2 million of these are adolescents
Mary Presents with frequent school absences Stomach aches Difficulty sleeping due to stomach pain Missing school frequently Sad nearly all the time Recent onset of the following symptoms –Can’t sleep at night –Not eating well –Can’t concentrate at school, drop in grades –Tired –Feels worthless –Thoughts of death and suicide
Clinical Depression: Major Depression Duration≥ 2 weeks Critical SymptomsDepressed, irritable, or anhedonic mood nearly all the time # Symptoms- 5 of 9 symptoms must include depressed/irritable mood or anhedonia Depressed/Irritable Mood Anhedonia Insomnia or hypersomnia Appetitie disturbance Concentration problems/indecision Low energy or fatigue Worthlessness or guilt for no reason Agitation or moves more slowly than usual Thoughts of death or suicide SeverityDistress or functional impairment EXCLUSIONNot due to drugs/medication/medical disorder. Not bereavement, not a mixed episode
Danny Getting into trouble at school Irritable and crabby at home, been generally unhappy for past year Complains of being bored all of the time Feels like not as good as other kids Can’t concentrate in school, drop in grades Says his life is awful, no reason to think it will get any better, feels like giving up
Clinical Depression: Dysthymic Disorder Duration≥1 year for children Critical SymptomsDepressed/ irritable mood most of the time more days than not # Symptoms- 2 of 6 symptoms, must include depressed/irritable mood Either overeating or lack of appetite. Sleeping too much or having difficulty sleeping. Fatigue, lack of energy. Poor self-esteem. Difficulty with concentration or decision making. Feeling hopeless. SeverityDistress or functional impairment EXCLUSIONNo MDD in Year 1. Never manic/hypomanic/mixed/ cyclothymicNot due to psychosis, drugs/medication/medical disorder. Not bereavement
Ana Presents to ER with suicide attempt, serious overdose Boyfriend broke up with her Hasn’t been able to stop crying since break-up 5 days ago Feels worthless Can’t sleep Doesn’t feel like eating Worried that she is pregnant, feels nauseous
Children do suffer from depressive disorders: Pediatric depression is a prevalent condition Rates increase with age; pattern differs by gender <13 yrs: 2.8% (+.5) 13-18 yrs 5.6% (+.3) 1:1 sex ratio (or more boys) prior to adolescence Increased frequency in girls during adolescence 13-18 yrs girls 5.9% 13-18 yrs boys 4.6% Rates approach adult prevalence by end of adolescence
THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF YOUTH DEPRESSION: THE FINDINGS Age 9-163-mo prev.any dep d/o2.2% a By age 16 cumulative/ predicted any dep d/o9.5% a Age 14-18 (T 1 )lifetimemajor dep d/o20.4% b Age 15-19 (T 2 )lifetimemajor dep d/o24.0% b By age 19proratedmajor dep d/o28.0% b Age 18lifetimemajor dep d/o9.4% c Age 15-16 Age 17-18 lifetime major dep d/o 14.6% d 13.5% d a Costello et al., 2003; b Lewinson et al., 1998; c Reinherz et al., 1993; d Kessler & Walters, 1998 PREVELENCE/INCIDENCE NOT YET RELIABLY ESTABLISHED
Pediatric Depression Not Benign Condition Depression recurrent (in up to ~60-75% of cases), One year recurrence greater than adults (40% vs. 24%) 20% have persistence >2yrs 40-60% relapse after successful treatment 70% have adult depression Episodes are lengthy: MDD (7-9 mos) in clinical cases; DD (~3yrs) Associated with significant impairment in school, with family, and peers Suicide risk in adults with history of adolescent MDD is 5x adults with late onset Asarnow et al., 1994; Kovacs et al., 1984a, 1994,1997; Lewinson et al., 1994; McCauley et al., 1993; Puig- Antich et al., 1989; Rao et al., 1995; Weissman et al., 1999 a,b
Pediatric Depression: Associated With High Risk of Suicidality 9 year follow up of prepubertal children Kovacs et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 1993 38% of depressed youths had made attempt by age 17
Elevated rates of Suicide & Suicide Attempts in Adolescent-Onset MDD by Early Adulthood From Weissman et al. (1999). Depressed Adolescents Grown Up. JAMA Mean age at follow-up 26 yrs, follow-up period ≈10 years
Burden of Pediatric Depression: Additional Consequences Eventual substance use/abuse disorders: 15% to 45% a Persistence of functional impairment: social dysfunction, work difficulties, low employment rate b Depressive episode recurrence of ~60%-69% into young adulthood c a)Geller et al., 2001; Harrington et al., 1990; Rao et al., 1995; Weissman et al., 1999 b) Fergusson & Woodward, 2002; Fombonne et al., 2001; Garber et al., 1988; Geller et al., 2001;Harrington et al., 1991; Rao et al., 1995; Weissman et al., 1999 a,b; c)Harrington et al., 1990; Weissman et al., 1999 b; Rao et al., 1995
Comorbidity/Co-Occurring Disorders: High Across Range of Disorders Most youths present with another diagnosis, ~80-90% 40-50% have an anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders often precede the onset of depressive disorders Double depression common, ~ 20% DD/MDD ADHD comorbid in ~ 20% Conduct disorder in ~ 50% of school age depressives Increased risk for bipolar disorder (8%-49%) Common overlap with PTSD, OCD Baji et al., in press; Biederman et al., 1995; Carlson & Kashani, 1988; Ferro et al., 1994; Fombonne et al., 2001; Geller et al., 2001; Goodyer et al., 1997; Kovacs et al., 1988/89, 1994, 1997 and Unpub; McCauley et al., 1993; Mitchell et al., 1988; Rao et al., 1995; Ryan et al., 1987; Shain et al., 1991; Strober & Carlson, 1982; Strober et al., 1993; Weiss & Garber, 2003; Weissman et al., 1999a,b
INTERIM CONCLUSION Depression in children is a serious condition Course is often protracted Presentation is complicated, often with other co-occurring mental health problems While most youth recover (80%), risk of recurrence is high (around 50% or higher) Associated with long-term disorder + functional impairment, often persisting into adulthood Recent results suggest that earlier onset MDD (child and adolescent-onsets) tends to be more severe, recurrent, and impairing than later adult-onset MDD* Most adult depressions begin during childhood-adolescent years *Zisook et al., 2007;
Treatment for Depression in Children and Adolescents Psychotherapy Pharmacotherapy Combination psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy
Fluoxetine Treatment of Major Depression Response (CGI 2) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Fluoxetine (N=48) Placebo (N=48) p=0.02; Emslie GJ, Rush AJ, Weinberg WA, et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1997;54(11):1031-1037
Fluoxetine in Juvenile Depression 219 outpatients with MDD, Ages 8-17 8 week trial 20 mg CGI ≤ 2 Emslie G et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2002 * p=.03 * N=110 N=109
Fluoxetine 41% Placebo 20% Fluoxetine Treatment for Depression in Children and Adolescents Remission Rates p<0.01; Emslie GJ, Heiligenstein JH, Hoog S, et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2000
Drug Treatments for Child and Adolescent Depression: Levels of Evidence Short-Term Efficacy Fluoxetine Sertraline Fluvoxamine Paroxetine Citalopram/Escitalopram TCAs Venlafaxine Duloxetine A B C B A * C B C A = >2 randomized, controlled studies; B = 1 randomized, controlled study; C = Clinical experience (open studies, case reports, etc) *-- fluoxetine FDA approved for depression ≥ 8 yrs; Escitalopram > 12-17. Adapted from Jobson KO, Potter WZ. Psychopharmacol Bull. 1995;31:457–459. * Adapted from McCracken, 2009
FDA Public Health Advisory March 2004 Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directed manufacturers of all antidepressant drugs to revise the labeling for their products to include a boxed warning and expanded warning statements that alert health care providers to an increased risk of suicidality (suicidal thinking and behavior) in children and adolescents being treated with these agents, and to include additional information about the results of pediatric studies. Suicidality in Children and Adolescents Treated With Antidepressant Medications
Treatments Not So Robust? “The evidence for effectiveness of SSRIs compared with placebo in the treatment of depressive disorders in children and adolescents is far from compelling.” Herrick SE, Cochrane Database of Sys Rev. July 18 Cochrane 2007 Review of SSRIs and Child and Adolescent Depression McCracken, 2009
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Established psychosocial treatment for adolescent depression with evidence based supporting efficacy Acute treatment studies demonstrate greater efficacy for CBT (12-16 sessions) as compared to alternative psychosocial interventions and waitlist conditions Response rates for CBT appear to be between 60- 66% (vs. 38-48% in comparison conditions)
Stressors School/Work Problems Problems with Friends Family Problems Medical Illness Losses Stressors School/Work Problems Problems with Friends Family Problems Medical Illness Losses Actions/ Behaviors Withdrawal Decreased activity Irritable with others Thoughts Negative thoughts Low self-esteem Pessimistic Hopeless Feelings Sad Crabby Don’t enjoy anything Bored THE STRESS SPIRAL
Psychotherapy Trial: MDD Remission (No MDD + BDI <9 for 3 Weeks) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 CBT (N=35)Family (N=31)Supportive (N=33) Overall p=0.05; CBT vs. family p=0.03; CBT vs. supportive p=0.04 Brent DA, Holder D, Kolko D, et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1997(Sep);54(9):877-885 Courtesy, McCracken, 2009
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Psychosocial treatment for adolescent depression with evidence based supporting efficacy, but newer with fewer efficacy studies as compared to CBT Response rates for IPT appear to be similar to those for CBT Data support improvements in social functioning
IPT for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A) Focuses on interpersonal relationships and roles and the ways in which a person’s current relationships and social context cause or maintain symptoms Initial 3 sessions focus on (in adolescents- client's authority in relationship to parents; the development of new interpersonal relationships; first experiences of the death of a relative or friend; peer pressure; and single- parent families) to be addressed in the remainder of therapy. Mufson L, Weissman MM, Moreau D, Garfinkel R. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1999(Jun);56(6):573-579
IPT for Depressed Adolescents 48 adolescent outpatients, ages 12-18 years, with major depression Randomly assigned to 12-week IPT or clinical monitoring (telephone contact) Results with IPT –Greater decrease in depressive symptoms –Improvement in social functioning –Improved problem-solving Mufson L, Weissman MM, Moreau D, Garfinkel R. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1999(Jun);56(6):573-579
Adolescent Depression Combined CBT + Medication Treatment of Choice for Moderate to Severe Major Depression N=439, Treatment of Adolescent Depression Study (TADS); Week 12 Acute Treatment Response
Kennard et al. Remission and residual symptoms after short-term treatment in the Treatment of Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006 Dec;45(12):1456-60 TADS Recovery Incomplete: Low Remission Rates & 50% of Remitted Youths Had Residual Symptoms *CDRS-R total score ≤28 as the criterion for remission. COMB> FLX,CBT, PBO, P=.0009; FLX=CBT=PBO
Asarnow J.R., APA, 2009, Toronto 6-Site NIMH Study MH61835 Pittsburgh, Brent MH61864 UCLA, Asarnow MH61856 Galveston, Wagner MH61869 Portland, Clarke MH61958 Dallas, Emslie MH62014 Brown, Keller 334 outpatient adolescents, ages 12- 17 years, with diagnosis of major depression Depression persists despite at least 6 weeks of SSRI treatment Acute phase 12-week trial JAMA Feb 27, 2008
Asarnow JR, APA 2009,Toronto TORDIA: Evaluate Step-2 Treatment Strategies After Step-1 SSRI Treatment SSRI response rate around 50-60%, often with incomplete remission No empirical studies to guide clinicians on the management of the roughly 50% of patients who fail to respond to initial SSRI treatment
TORDIA Supports Value of CBT-Clinical Response by Treatment Group % CBT vs none, 54.8% vs 40.5%, p<0.009 N= 334 JAMA Feb 27, 2008
Effectiveness Trials: Strategies for Improving Community Treatment & Services Asarnow J.R., APA, 2009, Toronto
Asarnow, Jaycox, Duan, LaBorde, Rea, Anderson, Murray, Tang, Wells Journal of the American Medical Association 2005 Jan 19; 293 (3):311-319. Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ; Joan Asarnow, PI). Additional support from UCLA- RAND Health Services Research Center (NIMH, Ken Wells, PI) Effectiveness of a Quality Improvement Intervention for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care Clinics: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Long-term benefits of short-term quality improvement interventions for depressed youths in primary care Asarnow JR, Jaycox LH, Tang L, Duan N, LaBorde AP, Zeledon LR, Anderson M, Murray PJ, Landon C, Rea MM, Wells KB Am J Psychiatry. 2009 Sep;166(9):1002-10
QI Intervention Associated With Shorter Time To First Recovery Wilcoxon X 2 = 3.60, p=.058; 6-months, z=2.03, p=.042;. Mean times to first recovery were: QI 8.76 months (SE, 0.35); UC 9.65 months (SE, 0.37); diff ≈27 days. Asarnow et al, American Journal of Psychiatry, 2009
Strongest Intervention Effect Seen At 6-Months *We fit a mixed-effects logistic regression model using follow-up data at 6, 12, 18 months with regression adjustment for age, gender, ethnicity, the baseline measure for the same outcome, and study sites. \ Asarnow et al, American Journal of Psychiatry, 2009
Asarnow J.R., APA, 2009, TorontoN=418 QI- Intervention Depression 12-monthBaseline18-month6-month Depression (MHI-5) 1 0.64(0.13) -0.01(0.08) -0.03(0.01) -0.39(0.15) -0.18(0.19) -0.01(0.01) 0.46(0.12) Early Intervention Effects Shifted Youths Towards Healthier Pathways Through 18-Month Follow-Up Asarnow et al, American Journal of Psychiatry, 2009 N=418
Challenge: Personalized Treatment Our current treatments leave a substantial proportion of patients with residual or full- blown depressions Can we improve our ability to match patients to optimal treatments? Can we improve patient outcomes by matching patients to the treatment strategies that are most likely to be beneficial?
Predictors of Poor Outcome Across Treatment Groups – Acute Treatment (TADS, TORDIA) More Chronic Depression (a) (b+) Severe Suicidal Ideation (a) (b) Comorbidity (a) Functional Impairment (a) (b) Hopelessness (a) (b) Lower Expectancies For Treatment Benefits (a) (a)Curry J, Rohde P, Simons A et al. (2006) Predictors and Moderators of acute outcome in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006; 45: 1427-1439. (b)(b) Asarnow, JR, Emslie, G., Clarke, G. Wagner, K, Spirito, A., Vitiello, B, Iyengar, S, Shamseddeen, W, Ritz, L, Birmaher, B, Ryan, N, Kennard, B, Mayes, T, DeBar, L, McCracken, J, Strober, M, Suddath, R, Leonard, H, Porta, G, Keller, M, Brent, D.(2009) Treatment of SSRI-Resistant Depression in Adolescents: Predictors and Moderators of Treatment Response. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009; 48 (3):331-340.
Additional Predictors of Poor Outcome- Step 2 Treatment (TORDIA) More Severe Depression (b) History Of NSSI (b) More Severe Family Conflict (b) Drug Use (b+, youths excluded for abuse/dep) Abuse History (b+) (b) Asarnow, JR, Emslie, G., Clarke, G. Wagner, K, Spirito, A., Vitiello, B, Iyengar, S, Shamseddeen, W, Ritz, L, Birmaher, B, Ryan, N, Kennard, B, Mayes, T, DeBar, L, McCracken, J, Strober, M, Suddath, R, Leonard, H, Porta, G, Keller, M, Brent, D.(2009) Treatment of SSRI-Resistant Depression in Adolescents: Predictors and Moderators of Treatment Response. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009; 48 (3):331-340.
Who Benefits the Most From Medication Treatment? Lower Depression Severity Family Discord Comorbity Similar to Overall Predictors Emslie GJ. Fluoxetine in child and adolescent depression: acute and maintenance treatment. Depression Anxiety. 1998;7:32-39.
Who Benefits the Most From CBT/Psychosocial Treatment? Suicidal ideation: CBT > Supportive (b) Comorbid Anxiety: CBT > Supportive (a) Abuse History: No diff (c) Maternal Depression: No diff (c) (a) Brent et al. Predictors of treatment efficacy in a clinical trial of three psychosocial treaatments for adolescent depression. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 1998:;7;906-914. (b) Barbe RP, Bridge J, Birmaher B et al. Suicidality and its relationship to treatment outcome in depressed adolescents. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2004:34:44-45 (c ) Barbe RP, Bridge J, Birmaher B et al. Lifetime history of sexual abuse, clinical presentation, and outcome in a clinical trial for adolescent depression. J Clin Psychiatry. 2004: 65:77-83.
Who Benefits the Most From CBT/Combined Treatment? Mild to moderate depression severity vs. severe Mild-Mod Severity: Combined > fluoxetine alone Severe Dep: Combined=fluoxetine alone More cognitive distortion More distortion: Combined > fluoxetine alone Income level associated with better response to CBT vs placebo
Moderators of CBT/Combined Treatment at Step 2 Treatment: Who Benefits the Most From Combined CBT + Medication Switch Vs. Medication Switch Alone? Significant Treatment X Baseline Variable Interaction Backward binary logistic regression, including baseline variable, medication type, CBT/combined treatment, and interaction terms. From Asarnow J.R.,JAACAP, 2008
Depression: Conclusions Treatments with evidence for efficacy exist Evidence-based treatments can be transported to community settings and yield improved outcomes Choice of treatment guided by youth and family preference, availability of treatments, and characteristics of youths and families
Healthy People 2010 & 2020 Reducing suicide and suicide attempts in adolescents. National Health Promotion Objectives 18.1 & 18.2
Why Suicide & Suicide Attempt Prevention? Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24, accounting for 4,599 deaths (MMWR, Sept. 2007, 2004 Statistics) Among 15- to 24-year olds, suicide accounts for 12.9% of all deaths annually (CDC 2005). Almost 700,000 receive medical treatment for suicide attempts
Evidence-Based Treatment: What works? Emergency Interventions for Suicide & Suicide Attempt Prevention
ED Visit: A Window of Opportunity to Deliver an Effective Intervention Most suicidal adolescents have substantial need for mental health services The ED visit is a major contact point for the large group of youth who receive little to no follow-up care <50% receive referrals for follow-up care (Piacentini et al., 1995; Spirito et al., 2000) A large proportion never attend any follow-up sessions (77%) and many fail to complete a full course of treatment (Rotheram- Borus et al., 1996)
Means Restriction Education: Parents Listed in Registry of Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Programs- 1 of 4 “effective practices.” Parents informed that youth at risk for suicide and why Parents informed that risk can be reduced by restricting access to lethal means Education and problem-solving regarding how to restrict access to lethal means Kruesi, M. J. P., Grossman, J., Pennington, J. M., Woodward, P. J., Duda, D., and Hirsch, J. G. (1999). Suicide and violence prevention: Parent education in emergency department. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38(3), 250-255. Kruesi, M. J. P., Grossman, J., and Hirsch, J. G. (1995). Five Minutes of Your Time May Mean a Lifetime to a Suicidal Adolescent. Chicago, IL: Ronald McDonald House Charities, University of Illinois—Chicago.
Specialized ED Intervention for Suicidal Adolescent Females Listed in Registry of Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Programs (SPRC, 2/23/2005, Access at: www.sprc.org/featured_resources/ebpp/ebpp_fact sheets.asp#type. ) One of 7 promising practices in evidence-based registry. www.sprc.org/featured_resources/ebpp/ebpp_fact sheets.asp#type
Intervention Components: Specialized ED Intervention SEDI ED Staff Training: enhance positive staff/patient interactions, reinforce importance of outpatient treatment, recognize seriousness of suicide attempts Motivational video: 20 min, facilitate linkage to outpatient treatment (highlight importance and facilitate realistic expectations) ED Crisis session: discuss video, screen for suicide risk, conduct therapy session, contract for outpatient treatment
When Combined With Access To Structured Follow-up Treatment, SEDI Associated With Improved Outcomes (Rotheram-Borus et al., 2000) 1.Improved adherence to recommendation for follow-up treatment 2.Youth reported less suicidal ideation and depression at post-discharge assessment 3.Attended more follow-up treatment sessions 4.At 18 months, youth less depressed, mothers reported higher family cohesion
Evidence-Based Treatment: What works? Outpatient Treatments for Suicide & Suicide Attempt Prevention
Multisystemic Therapy (MST): Adaptation for youth in psychiatric crisis (intensive family and community based treatment, Huey et al., 2004, Henggeler et al., 2003) Intensive community based treatment aimed at mobilizing protective factors and reducing risk factors in the youth’s ecological context Based on “fit analysis” identifying risk and protective factors for individual youth Focuses on multiple systems- youth’s ecological niche (family, peers, school, community) Assisting responsible adults in the natural environment to monitor and provide structure in a manner that is likely to reduce risk for suicide More effective than emergency hospitalization and usual services at reducing rates of suicide attempts, mental health symptoms, and out of home placements and improving school attendance and family functioning
Brief home based family intervention (Harrington et al., 1998) 1.Components In home Family problem-solving 2.Intervention (plus UC) associated with reductions in suicidal ideation at 2 and 6 month follow-up, relative to UC alone 3.Intervention effect not evident among youth with MDD
Cognitive Therapy (Beck, Brown et al) Suicidal behavior is the primary target of treatment Maladaptive cognitions seen as the primary pathway to suicidal behavior Treatment includes a set of cognitive-behavioral interventions including: –Crisis plan –Cognitive conceptualization of the suicide attempt –Coping cards –Hope box –Relapse prevention task Developed by Aaron T. Beck and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania
Cognitive Therapy: Results A randomized controlled trial showed that participants in the CT group had an approximately 50% lower reattempt rate at 18-month follow-up than those in Usual Care. The CT group had lower rates of self-reported depression and hopelessness across the 18-month follow-up period (Brown et al., JAMA, 2005).
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) A cognitive behavioral treatment program developed to treat suicidal clients meeting criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder Directly targets (1) suicidal behavior, (2) behaviors that interfere with treatment delivery, and (3) other dangerous, severe, or destabilizing behaviors.
Biosocial Theory of BPD Biological Dysfunction in the Emotion Regulation System Invalidating Environment Biological Dysfunction in the Emotion Regulation System Invalidating Environment Pervasive Emotion Dysregulation BPD criterion behaviors function to regulate emotions or are a natural consequence of emotion dysregulation
DBT: Conceptualization BPD symptoms develop due to limited behavioral skills for regulating negative emotions. BPD patients are biologically predisposed to experience intense emotions which were invalidated by caregivers., resulting in individuals with BPD not learning skills for down-regulating and managing emotions. BPD symptoms are attempts to regulate emotions. DBT emphasizes behavioral interventions, such as skills training and changing reinforcers as treatment
DBT Addresses 5 functions 1. Increasing behavioral capabilities/skills 2. Improving motivation for skillful behavior (through contingency management and reduction of interfering emotions and cognitions) 3.Promoting generalization of gains to the natural environment 4.Structuring the treatment environment so that it reinforces functional rather than dysfunctional behaviors 5.Enhancing therapist capabilities and motivation to treat patients effectively
4 Modes of Service Delivery 1.Weekly individual psychotherapy (1 hr/wk) 2.Group skills training (2 hrs/wk) 3.Telephone consultation (as needed within the therapist's limits to ensure generalization) 4.Weekly therapist consultation team meetings (to enhance therapist motivation and skills and to provide therapy for the therapists).
Copyright restrictions may apply. Linehan, M. M. et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2006;63:757-766. Survival analysis for time to first suicide attempt: DBT Group had half the rate of suicide attempts (23%) vs CTBE group (46%), NNT= 4.24 Hazard Ratio, 2.66, P =.005. CTBE indicates community treatment by experts
DBT for Suicidal Adolescents Rathus and Miller (2002) Subjects: Suicidal adolescents with BPD features, ages 12-19 years. Quasi-experimental design: DBT = 29, TAU = 82, pre/post treatment assessments. More severe patients assigned to DBT. DBT subjects received 12 weeks of individual and group sessions. Modifications made for adolescents: including parents in therapy and skills groups, focus on adolescent “dialectical dilemmas” (e.g., leniency v. control, autonomy v. dependence) Findings: DBT group showed fewer hospitalizations and greater treatment completion than TAU. Significant pre/post decrease within DBT group in suicidal ideation, psychiatric symptoms, and BPD symptoms. Fewer suicide attempts in DBT group, but non- significant.
Conclusions: Suicide Prevention Assessing and treating suicidal behavior/suicide risk is a major problem Promising data exist on effective treatments for suicide prevention in adults In youths, most effective treatments appear to be those that: –Mobilize family and community supports –Teach skills for regulating emotions
Michigan DTQI Partnership: State- wide Training in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Adolescent Depression Michigan- Depression Treatment Quality Improvement Project Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow Margaret Rea Kay Hodges Jim Wotring Asarnow J.R., 2008
CIMH Dissemination Project California Depression Treatment Quality Improvement Project DTQI Promote High Quality Depression Treatment CBT + Pharmacotherapy Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow Margaret Rea Bill Carter Cricket Mitchell Todd Sosna Lynne Marsenich Robert Suddath Asarnow J.R., 2008