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Research Review: Can we justify the widespread dissemination of universal, school-based interventions for the prevention of depression among children and adolescents?

Spence, Susan H ; Shortt, Alison L

Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, June 2007, Vol.48(6), pp.526-42 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Research Review: Can we justify the widespread dissemination of universal, school-based interventions for the prevention of depression among children and adolescents?
  • Author: Spence, Susan H ; Shortt, Alison L
  • Description: This review examines the evidence concerning the efficacy and effectiveness of universal, school-based interventions designed to prevent the development of depression in children and adolescents. It evaluates the outcomes of research in relation to standards of evidence specified by the Society for Prevention Research (Flay et al., 2005). The limited evidence available brings into doubt the efficacy and effectiveness of current universal, school-based approaches to the prevention of depression, suggesting that the widespread dissemination of such interventions would be premature. Relatively brief programs, that focus specifically on enhancing individual skills and characteristics of the individual in the absence of environmental change, may be insufficient to produce lasting effects in the prevention of depression among children and adolescents.
  • Is Part Of: Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, June 2007, Vol.48(6), pp.526-42
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0021-9630 ; PMID: 17537069 Version:1
  • Subjects: Diffusion of Innovation ; Mass Screening ; School Health Services ; Depressive Disorder -- Prevention & Control
  • Language: English

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