ERIC Number: EJ814712
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Adolescents and Mental Health Treatments: Reviewing the Evidence to Discern Common Themes for Clinicians and Areas for Future Research
Carey, Timothy A.; Oxman, Lisa N.
Clinical Psychologist, v11 n3 p79-87 Nov 2007
Adolescence and young adulthood is a time of rapid development. Although many people successfully negotiate this period, some do not. In this paper the evidence for the treatment of some of the most important adolescent psychological problems is considered. The problem areas of depression, anxiety disorders, conduct disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse disorders, suicide, and psychotic disorders are considered in turn. After reviewing these different areas of adolescent psychological dysfunction, guidelines for clinicians are offered. The literature review also provides the opportunity to clarify areas that future research could investigate. It is suggested that a closer link between research and clinical practice will ensure improved effectiveness of treatments provided to adolescents and the development of an evidence base for treatment in early adulthood.
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Adolescents, Psychology, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Outcomes of Treatment, Behavioral Science Research, Child Development, Psychotherapy, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia