Year: 2008 Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research, v.32, no.2, (April 2008), p.227-245 SIEC No: 20080388

This study aimed to test the efficacy of a problem-solving therapy in treating depression & suicide potential in adolescents & young adults. 27 high school & university students were randomly assigned to problem-solving therapy & 19 to a waiting list control condition. 22 of the 27 participants in the problem-solving therapy condition could be reached for 12-month follow-up. Results showed the post-treatment depression & suicide risk scores of these participants decreased significantly compared to pre-treatment scores but post-waiting & pre-waiting depression & suicide risk scores of the control participants were unchanged. (81 refs.)