Psychotherapy not as effective for kids, adolescents with depression

Psychotherapy may be more effective for adults with depression than for children and adolescents, a new study has found.


Generally, those focusing on adults and older adults over age 24 found therapy was more beneficial for these age groups than it was for children, adolescents and young adults, the researchers report.

“The take-home message for people dealing with depression is that psychotherapies do not work as well in children and adolescents, compared to adults,” co-author Dr. Pim Cuijpers, a professor of clinical, neuro and developmental psychology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, told UPI.

Author: betterblokesnz