Small Study Examines Ways To Help Teens Stick With Depression Treatment

The NPR (8/27, Singh) “Shots” blog reports that about “two-thirds of adolescents who have had a major depressive episode don’t get treatment, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. “A study involving 100 teens and published Aug. 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that “pairing depressed teens with a counselor or clinician…can help them follow through with treatment.” The study also found that “getting parents more involved” also helped the kids stick with treatment.

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— “Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment,” Maanvi Singh, National Public Radio, August 26, 2014.

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