Computerized CBT for adolescent depression ("Stressbusters") and its initial evaluation through an extended case series.

  title={Computerized CBT for adolescent depression ("Stressbusters") and its initial evaluation through an extended case series.},
  author={Paul Abeles and Chrissie Verduyn and Alexander Robinson and Patrick K. Smith and William Yule and J. T. Proudfoot},
  journal={Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy},
  volume={37 2},
BACKGROUND "Stressbusters" is an interactive computer software programme based on a clinically effective face-to-face CBT protocol for young people with depression. It was designed for teenagers with mild to moderate depression, and comprises eight 45-minute sessions. METHOD Twenty-three young people (aged 12-16; mean age 14.87 years) with symptoms of depression were recruited from CAMHS teams in Manchester and London, and received the Stressbusters treatment (range 1 - 8 sessions, mode 8… CONTINUE READING

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