Tracy R. G. Gladstone, Ph.D.; The Prevention of Depression in At-Risk Adolescents
(March 26, 2009)
Depression, which often has its first onset in adolescence, is a common and impairing condition associated with difficulties in relationships, impaired school and work performance, and increased risk for substance abuse and suicide. Adolescent offspring of depressed parents are at markedly increased risk for developing depression themselves. To date, few large-scale depression prevention trials have been conducted targeting high risk children of depressed parents. In this seminar, Tracy Gladstone, Ph.D. , will present data from a multi-site randomized controlled trial of a group, cognitive-behavioral prevention program targeting these adolescent (ages 13-17) offspring of parents with current and/or prior depressive disorders.