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1

What method was used?

Independent measures

2

What type of study was it?

Randomised controlled study

3

What was CBT directed at?

Substance abuse disorder

4

How many adolescents were in the sample?

126

5

What were the adolescents diagnosed with?

Depression, substance abuse disorder and conduct disorder

6

How many weeks did treatment last?

16

7

What were the treatments used in the study?

Fluoxetine and a course CBT directed at substance abuse disorder
Or
Placebo and a course of CBT directed at substance abuse disorder

8

What did the results indicate would be the most effective option of treatment?

Combination of Fluoxetine and CBT

9

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)

10

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

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What did they aim to compare?

The effect of CBT in conjunction with either fluoxetine or a placebo on depression, substance abuse and conduct disorder

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