Can Cognitive‐Behavioral Therapy Be Optimized With Parent Psychoeducation? A Randomized Effectiveness Trial of Adolescents With Major Depression in Puerto Rico

This is a longitudinal randomized control trial on the impact of adding a parent psychoeducation intervention as part of cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder in a Puerto Rican sample

Guillermo Bernal; Carmen L. Rivera‐Medina; Eduardo Cumba‐Avilés; Mae Lynn Reyes‐Rodríguez; Emily Sáez‐Santiago; Yovanska Duarté‐Vélez; Lelis Nazario; Natalie Rodríguez‐Quintana; Jeannette Rosselló

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • This is a longitudinal randomized control trial on the impact of adding a parent psychoeducation intervention as part of cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescents with Major Depressive Disorder in a Puerto Rican sample
  • No main group effects were found for most patient domains including depression symptoms, as well as presence of adolescent's MDD diagnosis at posttreatment
  • Results did show a main effect of CBT over time for depression symptoms, suicide ideation, family criticism, and the presence of MDD diagnosis decreasing from pre- to postintervention
  • A year post treatment, almost 70% of adolescents in both conditions remained in remission
  • A main effect was obtained for treatment in the adolescent's perception of familism and family emotional involvement
  • Adolescents in CBT + TEPSI remained stable from pretreatment to posttreatment on family emotional involvement, while adolescents in CBT-alone showed an increase
  • The implication of these findings is discussed

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