Journal article

Acceptability, safety and perceived impact of providing a fact sheet to young people about cognitive symptoms in depression

Shayden Bryce, Melanie Cooke, Hok Pan Yuen, Kelly Allott

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2020


AIM: Cognitive deficits are common in young people, aged 15-25, with depression. Nevertheless, these symptoms are not routinely addressed in clinical care. This study examined the acceptability, safety, and reported impact on cognitive knowledge and strategy use, of a newly developed fact sheet (Thinking about Thinking Skills in Depression) for young people with depression. METHOD: Twenty-three participants, aged 15-25 years old (M = 19.6, SD = 3.2), receiving community-based treatment for a depressive disorder were delivered the fact sheet by their case manager and completed pre- and post-assessments conducted 3 weeks apart. Primary outcomes included: acceptability, safety, subjective distr..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

National Health and Medical Research Council, Grant/Award Number: 1141207