Randomized trial of a brief depression prevention program: an elusive search for a psychosocial placebo control condition.

@article{Stice2007RandomizedTO,
  title={Randomized trial of a brief depression prevention program: an elusive search for a psychosocial placebo control condition.},
  author={Eric Stice and Emily M Burton and Sarah Kate Bearman and Paul Rohde},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={
          863-76
        }
}
This trial compared a brief group cognitive-behavioral (CBT) depression prevention program to a waitlist control condition and four placebo or alternative interventions. High-risk adolescents with elevated depressive symptoms (N=225, M age=18, 70% female) were randomized to CBT, supportive-expressive group intervention, bibliotherapy, expressive writing, journaling, or waitlist conditions and completed assessments at baseline, termination, and 1- and 6-month follow-up. All five active… CONTINUE READING
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