Integrated cognitive behaviour therapy for co-occurring substance misuse and major depression: Lessons from a youth mental health service

Carroll, Steve, Hides, Leanne, Catania, Lisa, Mathias, Steve, Greenwood-Smith, Catherine and Lubman, Dan (2009) Integrated cognitive behaviour therapy for co-occurring substance misuse and major depression: Lessons from a youth mental health service. Australasian Psychiatry, 17 5: 365-370. doi:10.1080/10398560902912544


Author Carroll, Steve
Hides, Leanne
Catania, Lisa
Mathias, Steve
Greenwood-Smith, Catherine
Lubman, Dan
Title Integrated cognitive behaviour therapy for co-occurring substance misuse and major depression: Lessons from a youth mental health service
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
1440-1665
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/10398560902912544
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 17
Issue 5
Start page 365
End page 370
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: The aim of this paper is to describe a 20-week integrated cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program addressing co-occurring substance misuse and major depression in young people.

Method: Participants were aged between 15 and 25 years, met DSM-IV criteria for major depressive disorder and had at least weekly illicit drug use and/or weekly alcohol use exceeding the Australian national guidelines on alcohol.

Results: Between December 2004 and January 2007, an integrated CBT program was offered to 60 young people with co-occurring depression and substance misuse who presented to a youth-specific mental health service. Young people attended for a median of 10.5 sessions.

Conclusions:
We describe the components of a 20-week integrated CBT program for young people with co-occurring depression and comorbid substance misuse, as well as the challenges associated with providing such treatment. While integrated treatment approaches are recommended as best practice for this population, further evaluation is necessary to determine their effectiveness within routine clinical settings.
Keyword Alcohol
Cannabis
CBT
Comorbidity
Depression
Treatment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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