Year: 2014 Source: BMC Psychiatry.(2013).13:316 doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-316 SIEC No: 20140154

Depression and anxiety disorders during adolescence can have detrimental consequences. Both disorders are related to negative outcome in various areas during adolescence and are also predictive of depression and anxiety disorders later in life. Especially parental psychopathology and being female are risk factors that increase the probability of developing one of these disorders during adolescence. Research has shown that prevention programs have promising results, especially for adolescents who have these risk factors. Therefore, in this study, we will focus on the effectiveness of a prevention program ÔA jump forwardÕ that has been developed for adolescent girls with a familial risk of depression and/or anxiety.