Journal article

Effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for depression in children and adolescents

Anthony F Jorm, Nicholas B Allen, Colin P O'Donnell, Ruth A Parslow, Rosemary Purcell, Amy J Morgan

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence for the effectiveness of complementary and self-help treatments for depression in children and adolescents. DATA SOURCES: Systematic literature search using PubMed, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library for 131 treatments up to February 2006. STUDY SELECTION: There were 13 treatments that had been evaluated in intervention studies. DATA EXTRACTION: Studies on each treatment were reviewed by one author and checked by a second. A consensus was reached for level of evidence. DATA SYNTHESIS: Relevant evidence was available for glutamine, S-adenosylmethionine, St John's wort, vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, light therapy, massage, art therapy, bibliotherapy, distract..

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