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Clinical Trial

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy vs. Supportive Psychotherapy with Cystic Fibrosis Patients

The objective of the study is to assess the utility of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT, in which subjects learn new ways to manage uncomfortable experiences and feelings and to engage in positive behaviors, over Supportive Psychotherapy in which subjects talk about their experiences to date in a cohort of adult Cystic Fibrosis patients. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive six session of either ACT or supportive psychotherapy. The hypothesis is that six telehealth sessions of ACT will lead to an improvement in medication and visit compliance, as well as an overall improved sense of well-being and coping skills, particularly as compared with 6 telehealth sessions of supportive psychotherapy.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Main Inclusion Criteria All adults patients who attend the cystic fibrosis clinic at Augusta University and evidence some symptoms of anxiety and/or depression as measured by standardized screening measures will be eligible for inclusion in the study. Must be able to read/understand English. Main Exclusion Criteria Pregnant women. Presence of psychiatric disorders that interfere with the participation of the study, judged by the study or treating clinician. This includes a history of suicidal attempts or acute suicidal ideation, and the Presence of psychotic disorder or symptoms. Presence of other medical conditions that interfere with participation in the study, judged by the study or treating clinician.

Contact Information

    Christopher Drescher

    (706) 446-0058