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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Intentional Self Harm
and you are
between 13 and 20
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the long-term efficacy of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in treatment of adolescents with deliberate self harm compared to enhanced usual care (EUC). This study follows-up 77 patients in the ages of 12-18 yrs who have been included in an RCT of DBT-A vs EUC. The main inclusion criterion for this study was repetitive self-harm behaviour. The patients were randomly allocated to receive 16 weeks of outpatient DBT or EUC in child and adolescent psychiatric clinics in Oslo. Participants have been assessed so far on five different time-points: baseline (before starting treatment), 9 weeks, 15 weeks, 19 weeks and 71 weeks after start of the treatment. In the current project patients will be assessed a 6th time 2 years after treatment completion. The main study hypotheses are: - DBT will be significantly more efficacious in reducing the number of self-harm episodes with or without intent to die, as well as reducing the number of emergency room visits for self-harm or suicidal behaviour, compared to EUC. - DBT will be significantly more efficacious in reducing the level of suicidal ideation and depressive symptoms compared to EUC.

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Behavioral: Enhanced usual care

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01593202. The sponsor of the trial is Oslo University Hospital and it is looking for 77 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Long Term Efficacy of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy vs Enhanced Usual Care for Adolescents With Self-Harming and Suicidal Behaviours