Journal article

Back to basics: could behavioural therapy be a good treatment option for youth depression? A critical review

Sarah E Hetrick, Georgina R Cox, Caroline A Fisher, Sunil S Bhar, Simon M Rice, Christopher G Davey, Alexandra G Parker

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIM: Recent findings from systematic reviews and primary research studies have shown more modest effects of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for youth depression than previously shown, highlighting the need to further enhance the effectiveness of this intervention, or components of this intervention. Therefore, the aim of this review is to summarize the work that has been done to identify the different components of CBT and their varying effectiveness for young people with depression. METHODS: Narrative overview of English language reviews/meta-analyses and primary intervention studies retrieved from searches of computerized databases as well as ancestry searches. RESULTS: Reviews of inte..

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