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(p. 128) Depression in Adolescents and Children 

(p. 128) Depression in Adolescents and Children
(p. 128) Depression in Adolescents and Children

Myrna M. Weissman

, John C. Markowitz

, and Gerald L. Klerman

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date: 29 November 2020

This chapter covers the use of IPT for the treatment of depression in adolescents and children. Adaptations of IPT when used in treating depressed adolescents include flexibility, definitions of the sick role, the involvement of parents or guardians, the use of information from outside sources, and confidentiality. Obtaining information about the interpersonal context of depression and using the interpersonal inventory are similar in adolescents and adults. Depression prevention programs have been developed for teenagers. Depression is uncommon in preadolescents, but family-based IPT has promise as an efficacious intervention with readily measurable targets and mechanisms of action.

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