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Trials

, 14:161

First Online: 01 June 2013Received: 19 September 2012Accepted: 14 May 2013DOI: 10.1186-1745-6215-14-161

Cite this article as: Adams, S., Penton-Voak, I.S., Harmer, C.J. et al. Trials 2013 14: 161. doi:10.1186-1745-6215-14-161

Abstract

BackgroundWe have developed a new paradigm that targets the recognition of facial expression of emotions. Here we report the protocol of a randomised controlled trial of the effects of emotion recognition training on mood in a sample of individuals with depressive symptoms over a 6-week follow-up period.

Methods-DesignWe will recruit 190 adults from the general population who report high levels of depressive symptoms defined as a score ≥ 14 on the Beck Depression Inventory-II. Participants will attend a screening session and will be randomised to intervention or control procedures, repeated five times over consecutive days Monday to Friday. A follow-up session will take place at end-of -treatment, 2-weeks and 6-weeks after training. Our primary study outcome will be depressive symptoms, Beck Depression Inventory- II rated over the past two weeks. Our secondary outcomes are: depressive symptoms, Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression; anxiety symptoms, Beck Anxiety Inventory rated over the past month; positive affect, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule rated as ‘how you feel right now’; negative affect, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule rated as ‘how you feel right now’; emotion sensitivity, Emotion Recognition Task test phase; approach motivation and persistence, the Fishing Game; and depressive interpretation bias, Scrambled Sentences Test.

DiscussionThis study is of a novel cognitive bias modification technique that targets biases in emotional processing characteristic of depression, and can be delivered automatically via computer, Internet or Smartphone. It therefore has potential to be a valuable cost-effective adjunctive treatment for depression which may be used together with more traditional psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy and pharmacotherapy.

Trial registrationCurrent Controlled Trials: ISRCTN17767674

KeywordsEmotion recognition training Mood Depression AbbreviationsBDI-IIBeck depression inventory II

CBTCognitive-behavioural therapy

PANASPositive and negative affect schedule.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1745-6215-14-161 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Sally Adams - Ian S Penton-Voak - Catherine J Harmer - Emily A Holmes - Marcus R Munafò

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