Integrative approaches to adolescent depression

Amelia Villagomez, Noshene Ranjbar

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There is a high rate of depression among adolescents. Conventional treatment includes cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, interpersonal therapy, and antidepressant medication. Even after treatment with these approaches, the majority of depressed youth still suffer symptoms. Onethird of youth with depression try complementary and alternative approaches. The limited research of integrative approaches for treatment of depression in children and teens is often of poor quality. However, promising research areas exist, and the quantity of research is increasing. This chapter highlights important points to consider during the psychiatric interview and discusses evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntegrative Therapies for Depression
Subtitle of host publicationRedefining Models for Assessment, Treatment and Prevention
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781498702300
ISBN (Print)9781498702294
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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