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Preventing Depression in Final Year Secondary Students: School-Based Randomized Controlled Trial

Perry, Yael; Werner-Seidler, Aliza; Calear, Alison; Mackinnon, Andrew; King, Catherine; Scott, Jan; Merry, Sally; Fleming, Theresa; Stasiak, Karolina; Christensen, Helen; Batterham, Philip


BACKGROUND: Depression often emerges for the first time during adolescence. There is accumulating evidence that universal depression prevention programs may have the capacity to reduce the impact of depression when delivered in the school environment. OBJECTIVE: This trial investigated the effectiveness of SPARX-R, a gamified online cognitive behavior therapy intervention for the prevention of depression relative to an attention-matched control intervention delivered to students prior to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.8241
Access Rights: Open Access


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