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 Web-based intervention helps prevent depression among adolescents

Primary Healthcare, November 5, 2018

By Aanish Librah


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This article highlights a WCW study that looked at the impact of CATCH-IT, a web-based intervention to prevent adolescent depression. CATCH-IT is an acronym for Competent Adulthood Transition with Cognitive behavioral Humanistic and Interpersonal Training and was designed to teach coping skills to teenagers and young adults. Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D., senior research scientist at WCW, is the co-principal Investigator of the study. She said about the study, “our hope is that this intervention can serve as a first-line, evidence-based response to support symptomatic teens before they develop a full-blown depressive illness.”

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