Adolescent depression: An evidence-based approach to intervention

Richard Harrington, Bernadka Dubicka

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    Purpose of review: There has been much recent research on the treatment and prevention of depression in young people. This paper reviews the results of this research. Recent findings: Randomized trials support the use of both psychological and pharmacological treatments for established depressive disorder. Several studies have found that serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors are an effective treatment for major depression in adolescents. Psychological treatments are now being evaluated in challenging samples, such as those with conduct disorder or those who repeatedly harm themselves. Evidence is accumulating too about how depression can be prevented. Summary: Although much more work needs to be done, there are now several evidence-based options for treating depressed adolescents. © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)369-375
    Number of pages6
    JournalCurrent opinion in psychiatry
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • Adolescent
    • Child
    • Depressive disorder
    • Prevention
    • Therapy


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