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Biological CVD Risk Factors in Older Depressed Patients

The purpose of this study is to determine if improvements in mood will ameliorate autonomic dysregulation, HPA dysfunction and typical (e.g. lipids) and atypical risk factors in depressed patients with elevated cardiovascular risk (CVD). Up to 70, depressed participants with elevated cardiovascular risk factors were randomized to a cognitive behavioral intervention (CBT) or a waiting list control (WLC) condition. Twenty non-depressed age and risk-matched controls will also recruited. Traditional risk factors (e.g. lipids, blood pressure, heart rate), atypical risk factors (endothelial function, asymmetric dimethylarginine, C-reactive protein) will be measured pre and post treatment six months later Subjects will undergo a psychophysiological stress test while cardiovascular physiology was measured. Salivary cortisol will be measured during the day and during the psychological stress test. Depressed subjects will be randomized to a 16 week cognitive behavior therapy intervention or to a wait-list control. It is hypothesized that reduction in mood will be associated with reduction in typical and atypical risk factors.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):

Intervention(s):

  • Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy

Phase:

N/A

Eligibility


Inclusion Criteria:

   - age > 55 years, hypertensive or hypercholesterolemic, depressed

Exclusion Criteria:

   - suicidal

Ages Eligible for Study

55 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study

All

Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Not Recruiting