Date of Award

2005

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Gretchen A. Gimpel

Abstract

This paper provides a brief review of childhood and adolescent depressive disorders and the importance of treating such symptoms within a school setting. The purpose of this paper was to examine published studies that were conducted in schools and were designed to treat symptoms of depression in children and adolescents. Active treatments utilized in this review were shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression. Most active treatment conditions involved intervention components that are commonly used in conjunction with typical cognitive-behavioral therapies . Further research is needed to determine the effectiveness of specific programs and program components. Implications of the present research is presented for use by school-based mental health practitioners.

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