A randomized controlled trial of in-home tele-behavioral health care utilizing Behavioral Activation for depression.

This study is a randomized controlled trial in which eligible Service Members with depression will receive eight sessions of either in-person treatment OR in-home treatment delivered via webcam. 

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the safety and viability of in-home webcam interventions of Behavioral Activation for the treatment of depression.  Participants who are randomized to the in-home condition will receive a laptop and webcam to use for the duration of treatment. All patients will be asked to complete assessments at mid-treatment, post-treatment, and a three-month follow-up.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria (All answers must be YES)

     1.  Have high-speed internet access at home
     2.  Meet criteria for Major or Minor Depressive Disorder
     3.  Service Members ages 18-65

Exclusion Criteria (All answers must be NO)

     1.  Must not have current suicidal ideation with intent or history of attempt within
          the past 6 months
     2.  Must not have active psychotic symptoms or an organic mental disorder,
          nor meet criteria for substance dependence



How do I refer a patient to the clinical trial?
Contact our Research Coordinator:

Ms. Karyna Boykin