Department for Health

Classroom therapy may not be answer to treating depression in teenagers

Tue Nov 06 12:21:00 GMT 2012

Researchers in the Department for Health have found that introducing mood therapy into the classroom may not be the answer to treating depression in teenagers.

The team looked into the effectiveness of holding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sessions for adolescents in secondary schools with the aim of identifying those at high risk of depression, negative thinking and anxiety.

The Government is attempting to prevent children and adolescents developing depression by introducing various programmes in secondary schools to teach skills for well- being. Schools provide a convenient and accessible location for delivering depression prevention programmes.

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