Flashcards in G543 - Treating Depression - Riggs Deck (11)
What method was used?
What type of study was it?
Randomised controlled study
What was CBT directed at?
Substance abuse disorder
How many adolescents were in the sample?
What were the adolescents diagnosed with?
Depression, substance abuse disorder and conduct disorder
How many weeks did treatment last?
What were the treatments used in the study?
Fluoxetine and a course CBT directed at substance abuse disorder
Placebo and a course of CBT directed at substance abuse disorder
What did the results indicate would be the most effective option of treatment?
Combination of Fluoxetine and CBT
Why was the combination of fluoxetine and CBT better than placebo and CBT?
Because it led to significant improvements on one measure of depression in comparison with the placebo + CBT (childhood depression rating scale)
What does this study say about the combined approach?
A combined approach of biological and cognitive therapy provides a more inclusive and effective treatment of depression