Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044


Meghna Singhal

Meghna Singhal
Jain University,

  • Review Article
    Adolescent Depression Prevention Programs-A Review
    Author(s): Meghna Singhal, Manjula M and John Vijay Sagar KMeghna Singhal, Manjula M and John Vijay Sagar K

    In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on prevention of depression among adolescents. This review delineates and evaluates major depression prevention programs for adolescents developed and tested world-wide, according to the three major types, viz. universal, selective, and indicated. Overall, targeted prevention with selective and indicated programs seem to give better results with higher effect sizes than a universal approach. School-based cognitive-behavioural approach interventions have been found to significantly reduce depressive symptoms among adolescents, with some evidence that the intervention provides long-lasting effects. However, further research to ameliorate the understanding of the development and maintenance of depression is essential in order also to improve the effects of prevention and intervention .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1044.1000197

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