School-Based Primary Prevention of Depressive Symptomatology in Adolescents

  title={School-Based Primary Prevention of Depressive Symptomatology in Adolescents},
  author={Gregory Clarke and Wesley E. Hawkins and M Murphy and Lisa B. Sheeber},
  journal={Journal of Adolescent Research},
  pages={183 - 204}
Two school-based primary prevention interventions for adolescent depressive symptomatology and disorder were examined in separate studies with high school samples of 9th and 10th-grade adolescents. In Study 1, a three-session educational intervention was associated with a short-term reduction in extreme-scoring cases of depressive symptoms among boys, but not girls, when compared to a randomly assigned control condition. However, this effect was not sustained over a 12-week follow-up period. In… 
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