Journal article

Psychological therapies versus antidepressant medication, alone and in combination for depression in children and adolescents

Georgina R Cox, Patch Callahan, Rachel Churchill, Vivien Hunot, Sally N Merry, Alexandra G Parker, Sarah E Hetrick

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Depressive disorders are common in children and adolescents and, if left untreated, are likely to recur in adulthood. Depression is highly debilitating, affecting psychosocial, family and academic functioning. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of psychological therapies and antidepressant medication, alone and in combination, for the treatment of depressive disorder in children and adolescents. We have examined clinical outcomes including remission, clinician and self reported depression measures, and suicide-related outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Depression, Anxiety and Neurosis Review Group's Specialised Register (CCDANCTR) to 11 June 2014. The regis..

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