The clinical effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy and an alternative medicine approach in reducing symptoms of depression in adolescents.

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The main aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of two psychotherapeutic approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a complementary medicine method Reiki, in reducing depression scores in adolescents. We recruited 188 adolescent patients who were 12-17 years old. Participants were randomly assigned to CBT, Reiki or wait-list… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.03.044

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@article{Charkhandeh2016TheCE, title={The clinical effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy and an alternative medicine approach in reducing symptoms of depression in adolescents.}, author={Mansoureh Charkhandeh and Mansor Abu Talib and Caroline Hunt}, journal={Psychiatry research}, year={2016}, volume={239}, pages={325-30} }