Adolescent depressive disorders and family based interventions in the family options multicenter evaluation: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Andrew J Lewis, Melanie D Bertino, Joanna Skewes, Lyndel Shand, Nina Borojevic, Tess Knight, Dan Lubman, John W Toumbourou

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Abstract

There is increasing community and government recognition of the magnitude and impact of adolescent depression. Family based interventions have significant potential to address known risk factors for adolescent depression and could be an effective way of engaging adolescents in treatment. The evidence for family based treatments of adolescent depression is not well developed. The objective of this clinical trial is to determine whether a family based intervention can reduce rates of unipolar depressive disorders in adolescents, improve family functioning and engage adolescents who are reluctant to access mental health services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 11
Number of pages11
JournalTrials
Volume14
Issue number1 (Art. No.:384)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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