Year: 1996 Source: Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1996. p.187-206 SIEC No: 20031110

This chapter describes a clinical trial comparing three psychosocial interventions (cognitive-behavioral treatment, systemic-behavioral family treatment, & nondirective supportive treatment) for depressed adolescents. No conclusive data on the final results are available, but the salient psychological factors associated with onset, course, & recurrence of depression are emphasized. The rationale for the design & methodological issues that emerged in the course of the trial are also discussed. (69 refs)