Classroom based CBT is not effective for prevention of adolescent depression

posted 13 Oct 2012, 11:54 by Damian Wood   [ updated 13 Oct 2012, 12:09 ]
A randomised controlled trial of classroom based CBT in adolescents at high risk of depression published in the BMJ failed to demonstrate any benefit in symptom control when compared to attention control or usual care and the authors suggest that classroom based preventative interventions for depression may increase the report of depressive symptoms by young people.