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Acceptance and commitment therapy universal prevention program for adolescents: A feasibility study

Burckhardt, Rowan; Manicavasagar, Vijaya; Batterham, Philip; Hadzi‑Pavlovic, Dusan; Shand, Fiona

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Background: There is a need to prevent anxiety and depression in young people and mindfulness contains important emotion regulation strategies. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based therapy, has yet to be evaluated as a prevention program, but has demonstrated an ability to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in adult and adolescent populations. This study examines the feasibility of using an ACT-based prevention program in a sample of year 10 (aged 14-16 years)...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217822
Source: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
DOI: 10.1186/s13034-017-0164-5

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