Journal article

Evidence map of prevention and treatment interventions for depression in young people.

Patrick Callahan, Ping Liu, Rosemary Purcell, Alexandra G Parker, Sarah E Hetrick

Depress Res Treat | Published : 2012

Abstract

Introduction. Depression in adolescents and young people is associated with reduced social, occupational, and interpersonal functioning, increases in suicide and self-harm behaviours, and problematic substance use. Age-appropriate, evidence-based treatments are required to provide optimal care. Methods. "Evidence mapping" methodology was used to quantify the nature and distribution of the extant high-quality research into the prevention and treatment of depression in young people across psychological, medical, and other treatment domains. Results. Prevention research is dominated by cognitive-behavioral- (CBT-) based interventions. Treatment studies predominantly consist of CBT and SSRI medi..

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