Concurrent treatment for adolescent and parent depressed mood and suicidality: feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary findings.

@article{Spirito2015ConcurrentTF,
  title={Concurrent treatment for adolescent and parent depressed mood and suicidality: feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary findings.},
  author={Anthony S Spirito and Jennifer C. Wolff and Lourah M Seaboyer and Jeffrey P. Hunt and Christianne L Esposito-Smythers and Nicole Nugent and Caron Zlotnick and Ivan R Miller},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={131-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to conduct a treatment development study to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of treating depressed, suicidal adolescents and their depressed parent concurrently in a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocol (Parent-Adolescent-CBT [PA-CBT]). METHODS A randomized, controlled, repeated measures design was used to test the hypothesis that PA-CBT would lead to greater reductions in suicidality and depression compared with… CONTINUE READING
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