Effects of mindfulness interventions on depressive symptoms in adolescents: A meta-analysis.

  title={Effects of mindfulness interventions on depressive symptoms in adolescents: A meta-analysis.},
  author={Chuntana Reangsing and Sasinun Punsuwun and Joanne Kraenzle Schneider},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
BACKGROUND Depression among adolescents is rising globally and is the leading cause of illness and disability among adolescents. While antidepressants and psychotherapy are effective, only about 40% of depressed adolescents receive treatments due to lack of professionals and barriers such as cost and personal obstacles including stigma, lack of motivation, and negative perceptions of treatment. Use of alternative and complementary treatments for depression is growing. One such treatment is… 
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