Depression in Maltreated Children and Adolescents.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Maltreatment affects 9.1 to 17.1 of every 1000 US children and adolescents. Maltreated youth are at high risk for depression. Clinicians should screen young patients for maltreatment history. Depressed maltreated youth are at high risk for treatment resistance. Combination treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with a trauma-informed approach should be considered for depressed maltreated youth. Behavioral management can be integrated with trauma-focused CBT to treat the externalizing disorders that commonly occur in maltreated depressed youth. If one approach is unsuccessful, a change to another medication or type of evidence-based psychotherapy or intervention is indicated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • De Bellis, MD; Nooner, KB; Scheid, JM; Cohen, JA

Published Date

  • July 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 289 - 302

PubMed ID

  • 31076108

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0490

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chc.2019.02.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States