Issues in the treatment of depressed children

Kevin D. Stark, Scott Napolitano, Susan Swearer, Kristen Schmidt, Deborah Jaramillo, Jonathan Hoyle

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Abstract

Basic research into the cognitive, behavioral, familial, and physiological disturbances associated with depressive disorders during childhood is reviewed. Implications for the development of a treatment program are discussed and a comprehensive treatment model is proposed. The proposed model includes intervention strategies for the child, parents, family, and school. The child component consists of intervention strategies for the affective, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological disturbances that are evident from the existing research. The parent training component is designed to address disturbances in parenting due to cognitive disturbances and skills deficits. The family therapy component emphasizes changing interaction patterns that communicate schema-consistent maladaptive interactions. A school consultation component is proposed in which school personnel support the skills training through prompting use of the skills and reinforcement of the use of the coping skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-83
Number of pages25
JournalApplied and Preventive Psychology
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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Keywords

  • Childhood depression
  • Treatment of childhood depression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Stark, K. D., Napolitano, S., Swearer, S., Schmidt, K., Jaramillo, D., & Hoyle, J. (1996). Issues in the treatment of depressed children. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 5(2), 59-83. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0962-1849(96)80001-1