A feasibility pilot trial that aims to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of mentalization-based treatment for adolescents (MBT-A) adapted for early adolescents diagnosed with depression.
Mild to moderate major depressive disorder (DSM-5-TR and psychiatric interview).
Written informed consent.
Presence of at least one legally responsible adult consenting to participate in the therapeutic process.
Diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders
Bipolar affective disorder
Active suicidal ideation
Substance use disorder.
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Aims. The study is a feasibility pilot trial that aims to evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of a short term mentalization based treatment for adolescents (MBT-A). 15 families of adolescents with a diagnosis of mild and moderate unipolar depression between 10 and 14 years old who consult at a primary health care center in Valparaíso will be recruited.
Methods. The design is based on the principles of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials - Extension to Randomized Pilot and Feasibility Trials (CONSORT). Acceptability and feasibility outcomes will be assessed by means of questionnaires and interviews with both consultants and interveners, considering the training, clinical supervision, and intervention processes. Feasibility (recruitment, data attrition, and follow-up rates) and acceptability (adherence rate and CEQ) of the intervention, along with depressive (PHQ-9/RCADS-30), anxious (DASS-21), externalizing/internalizing (SDQ-SF) symptomatology, and Family Cohesion (FACES III) as secondary outcomes, will be considered. Therapeutic alliance (VTAS-SF), adherence to the therapeutic model (MBT-ACS), quality of patients' mentalization (OMP-A), and psychological well-being (CORE-OM/YP-CORE) will be assessed as well. The results of the analysis of interviews, as well as the calculation of the effect size of the intervention for the various outcomes, are considered as parameters and guidelines for a future RCT.