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Relief: A Behavioral Intervention for Depression and Chronic Pain in Primary Care

Clinical Trial Details

This 9-session behavioral intervention was developed to address the need of primary care interventions for people experiencing chronic pain and depression, which co-exist in late and mid-life, contributing to increased disability, high health care costs, psychiatric comorbidities, and suicide. Participants will have clinically significant depression and suffer from chronic pain and receive either 9 weeks of RELIEF therapy or Usual Care. Research assessments will be conducted at entry, and at 6, 9, and 12 weeks. 

Key Eligibility: 

Inclusion Criteria

  • 50+ years old
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Depressed or low mood
  • Affiliated with a Weill Cornell Medical Associate Primary Care Physician 

Exclusion Criteria

  • DSM-V Axis I other than depression and anxiety disorders
  • MoCA <24
  • Severe or life-threatening medical illness 

Study contact by location

Upper East Side - Manhattan


Joanna Pantelides
914-682-9100 x2903

Primary Investigator(s)

Protocol ID(s)

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Open to Enrollment

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