What psychotherapeutic treatments are available for children and adolescents with major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatments for children and adolescents with major depressive disorder include the following: [7]

  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

  • Behavior therapy (BT)

Many of these treatments incorporate a parent/family component when working with children or adolescents.


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