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Three Types of Therapy for Treating Teen Depression

Posted on July 11, 2014 in Teen Depression

Three Types of Therapy for Treating Teen Depression

During adolescence hormones flood rapidly developing bodies, with teenagers struggling to manage new emotions and experiences. Parents, too, may be taken aback by their teens’ new appearance and what seems like extreme swings in mood. Over half of teens experience depressed mood, and between eight and 10 percent with symptoms meeting criteria for clinical depression. If left untreated, depression can have a widespread effect on a teen’s development, impacting cognitive and social growth, as well as relationships and academic achievement. In addition, depression in adolescence is a reliable predictor for recurring symptoms that can appear in adulthood.

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Long-Term Treatment Helps Alleviate Teen Depression

Posted on June 10, 2014 in Teen Depression

Long-Term Treatment Helps Alleviate Teen Depression

Recovery time for mental illness depends on social factors, genetics, concurrent disorders and the type of treatment a patient is undergoing. The Treatment of Adolescents with Depression Study, which was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, stresses that adolescents with major depression should have long-term treatment in order to fully recover.

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Posted on March 28, 2014 in Teen Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Kids at High Risk for Depression

A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry in September 2013 shows that children at “double-risk” for depression experience positive results from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT.) The study followed 316 teenagers with a history of depressive symptoms, who also have at least one parent with current or past depression. The results of the study show that those teenagers who underwent a series of group CBT sessions known as cognitive behavioral prevention (CBP) were less likely to experience depressive symptoms or depressive episodes later on.

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Posted on March 22, 2014 in Teen Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Proves Effective for Teen Depression

Every year in America 2 million teenagers become seriously depressed. Teen depression affects school life, home life and life itself since these teens face an increased risk for suicide. Teens who become severely depressed also face a higher chance of needing to combat depression all through life. Recent research suggests that interventions based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) could be used with young people considered high risk or double risk for depression to prevent the disorder.

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