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Community-Based Prevention Programs for Anxiety and Depression in Youth: A Systematic Review

Christensen, Helen; Pallister, Emma; Smale, Stephanie; Hickie, Ian B; Calear (previously Neil), Alison


Little is known about the effectiveness of prevention and early intervention programs for young people and adolescents once they leave or dropout from school. The effectiveness of 18 anxiety and 26 depression studies addressing prevention in community programs were identified using systematic review methodology. Anxiety and depression symptoms were reduced in ∼60% of the programs. Cognitive behavioral therapy programs were more common than other interventions and were consistently found to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Primary Prevention
DOI: 10.1007/s10935-010-0214-8


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