Educational or Curriculum

The Adolescent Coping with Depression Course

Initiative Description: The ‘Adolescent Coping with Depression Course’ (ACDC): Group-based cognitive behavioral early intervention implemented among 16–20 years old adolescents with subclinical or mild to moderate depression. The total 8-week course material includes a manual for the facilitator, a course pamphlet for the participants, a pamphlet addressed to parents and also a pamphlet for the school/workplace as well.

Study Results: Reduced Depression Symptoms

Reference: Garvick, M., Idsoe, T., & Bru, E. (2016). Motivation and social relations in school following a CBT course for adolescents with depressive symptoms: An effectiveness study. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 60(2), 219-239.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good