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Philip W. Lavori

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  • DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS - NEW DATA ON UNDERTREATMENT AND A LITERATURE-REVIEW ON THE EFFICACY OF AVAILABLE TREATMENTS JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS Keller, M. B., Lavori, P. W., Beardslee, W. R., Wunder, J., Ryan, N. 1991; 21 (3): 163-171

    Abstract:

    This article reports on the treatment received by 38 adolescents during an episode of major depression which had a median duration of 4 months. The one subject who received any pharmacologic treatment was prescribed an antianxiety agent. Sixteen percent received psychotherapy. These results are consistent with evidence from studies of adults indicating that depression is underrecognized and undertreated. An important caveat is that the small sample size limits the generalizability of these findings. Moreover, which medication should be prescribed when a diagnosis of depression is made is not yet known with certainty, as literature reviews indicate that more controlled trials of psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic treatments for adolescents with depression are needed to better understand the efficacy of treating depressed adolescents.

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    View details for PubMedID 1676710

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