Journal article

Outcomes of an integrated cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) treatment program for co-occurring depression and substance misuse in young people

Leanne Hides, Steve Carroll, Lisa Catania, Sue M Cotton, Amanda Baker, Antonietta Scaffidi, Dan I Lubman

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There are high rates of co-occurring depression among young people with substance use disorders. While there is preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of integrated cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) in combination with antidepressants among alcohol and substance dependent adolescents and adults with co-existing depression, no studies have examined the effectiveness of integrated CBT interventions in the absence of pharmacotherapy. The aim of the current study was to determine the outcomes of an integrated CBT intervention for co-occurring depression and substance misuse in young people presenting to a mental health setting. METHODS: Sixty young people (aged 15 to 25), with a ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Leanne Hides and Dan Lubman are supported by the Colonial Foundation. This study was completed with the assistance of funding from Pfizer Australia and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, National Illicit Drugs Strategy (NIDS). These funding bodies had no involvement in the design or conduct of the study, or in the collection, analysis or interpretation of data or preparation of the manuscript.