Interventions that are helpful for depression and anxiety in young people: A comparison of clinicians' beliefs with those of youth and their parents
Anthony F Jorm, Amy J Morgan, Annemarie Wright
JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2008
BACKGROUND: The aim of the research was to assess the consensus of clinicians about the appropriate treatments for depression and anxiety in youth, to discover any major differences between clinicians' beliefs and those of young people and their parents, and to assess whether clinicians' beliefs were consistent with clinical practice guidelines for young people. METHODS: Postal surveys were carried out on the beliefs of Australian general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health nurses about what are helpful interventions for depression and social phobia in a 15-year old and in a 21-year old. The clinician data were compared to findings from an earlier national survey o..View full abstract
Claire Kelly, Robyn Langlands, Betty Kitchener and Len Kanowski had input into the Survey content. Darren Pennay and Graham Challice from the Social Research Centre provided advice on Survey methodology. Funding was provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Colonial Foundation and "beyond-blue: the national depression initiative".