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John F. Curry

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
Box 3527 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
2608 Erwin Road Lakeview Pavi, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Publications


Adaptive Treatment for Youth With Substance Use and Depression: Early Depression Response and Short-term Outcomes.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · April 2022 OBJECTIVE: To investigate prevalence and predictors of early depression response (EDR) in adolescents with substance use and depression receiving cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance use and to test the efficacy of supplemental CBT targeting de ... Full text Link to item Cite

Hopelessness and depressive symptoms in children and adolescents: An integrative data analysis.

Journal Article J Abnorm Psychol · August 2021 Although hopelessness has been linked to depression for centuries, the diagnostic criteria for depression are inconsistent with regard to the status of hopelessness. Most research on hopelessness and depression has focused on adults. The current study exam ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sex differences in predictors of recurrent major depression among current-era military veterans.

Journal Article Psychol Serv · May 2021 Although major depressive disorder (MDD) is a frequent diagnosis among women seeking care in the Veterans Health Administration, little is known about its course. For example, recurrence of MDD and its predictors have been investigated in civilians, but no ... Full text Link to item Cite

Coping in the Aftermath of Youth's Suicidal Behaviors: A Comparison of Black Mothers and White Mothers

Journal Article Family Relations · February 1, 2021 Objective: To better understand Black mothers' and White mothers' qualitative reactions to their adolescents' hospitalizations due to suicide attempts. Background: Caregivers of youth with suicidal behaviors play a vital role in youth's subsequent treatmen ... Full text Cite

Moderators of Treatment for Adolescent Depression.

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · 2021 Objective: This brief report reviews the literature on moderators of treatment for adolescent depression. Treatment moderators can help to guide the process of personalizing intervention to individual patient characteristics.Method: We conducted a systemat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Feasibility of an Integrated Treatment Approach for Youth with Depression, Suicide Attempts, and Substance Use Problems.

Journal Article Evid Based Pract Child Adolesc Ment Health · 2021 Depression, suicidal behaviors and substance use problems frequently co-occur, and treatment for youth with these co-occurring problems is often fragmented and challenging. An integrated cognitive-behavioral treatment approach that builds upon a relapse pr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Temporal dynamics of the relationship between change in depressive symptoms and cannabis use in adolescents receiving psychosocial treatment for cannabis use disorder.

Journal Article J Subst Abuse Treat · October 2020 AIMS: Cannabis use disorder (CUD) and depression frequently co-occur in youth. How depressive symptoms change over the course of CUD treatment and how they impact substance use treatment outcomes is unknown. In the current study, we examine the temporal re ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparative efficacy and acceptability of antidepressants, psychotherapies, and their combination for acute treatment of children and adolescents with depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Journal Article Lancet Psychiatry · July 2020 BACKGROUND: Depressive disorders are common in children and adolescents. Antidepressants, psychotherapies, and their combination are often used in routine clinical practice; however, available evidence on the comparative efficacy and safety of these interv ... Full text Link to item Cite

Depression among military spouses: Demographic, military, and service member psychological health risk factors.

Journal Article Depress Anxiety · December 2018 BACKGROUND: More than a decade of war has strained service members and their families and the psychological health of military spouses is a concern. This study uses data from the largest study of military families in the United States to examine the demogr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Development and initial piloting of a measure of post-deployment parenting reintegration experiences

Journal Article Professional Psychology: Research and Practice · April 1, 2018 Each phase of the deployment cycle poses challenges to military parents and children, with the post-deployment family reintegration period requiring returning military parents to resume such roles as direct caretaking and child discipline. Although veteran ... Full text Cite

Paternal history of mental illness associated with posttraumatic stress disorder among veterans.

Journal Article Psychiatry Res · October 2017 This study examined the association between parent and family reported history of non-PTSD mental illness (MI), PTSD specifically, and substance use problems, and participant clinical diagnosis of PTSD. Participants were drawn from the US Department of Vet ... Full text Link to item Cite

Trajectories of Functioning Into Emerging Adulthood Following Treatment for Adolescent Depression.

Journal Article J Adolesc Health · March 2016 PURPOSE: It is well established that empirically supported treatments reduce depressive symptoms for most adolescents; however, it is not yet known whether these interventions lead to sustained improvements in global functioning. The goal of this study is ... Full text Link to item Cite

Can Less Yield More? Behavioral Activation for Adolescent Depression

Journal Article Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice · March 1, 2016 The report by Ritschel et al. (2016) demonstrates that Behavioral Activation (BA) has significant promise as an effective intervention for adolescent major depression. At a minimum, confirmation of this finding in controlled trials would increase the avail ... Full text Cite

Alcohol expectancies and drinking behaviors among college students with disordered eating.

Journal Article J Am Coll Health · 2016 OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated binge drinking, alcohol expectancies, and risky and protective drinking behaviors in relation to disordered eating behaviors in male and female college students. PARTICIPANTS: The full sample consisted of 7,720 undergrad ... Full text Link to item Cite

Training implications of psychology's approach to conscience clause cases

Journal Article Training and Education in Professional Psychology · November 1, 2015 The Board of Education Virtual Working Group on Restrictions Affecting Diversity Training has generated a thoughtful approach to the challenge of conscience clauses. In this commentary short-term and longer-term implications of their publications are consi ... Full text Cite

Drug use and childhood-, military- and post-military trauma exposure among women and men veterans.

Journal Article Drug Alcohol Depend · July 1, 2015 BACKGROUND: The current study was undertaken to examine whether posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and depressive symptoms mediated the association between trauma exposure (combat-related trauma and non-combat traumas occurring before, during, and after ... Full text Link to item Cite

A school-based post-Katrina therapeutic intervention.

Journal Article Adm Policy Ment Health · May 2015 The current study presents the implementation of a set of school based interventions in a greater New Orleans school district one year following Hurricane Katrina. The interventions included adaptation and implementation of evidence based treatments in a c ... Full text Link to item Cite

Adaptive Treatment for Youth With Substance Use and Depression: Early Depression Response and Short-term Outcomes.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · April 2022 OBJECTIVE: To investigate prevalence and predictors of early depression response (EDR) in adolescents with substance use and depression receiving cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance use and to test the efficacy of supplemental CBT targeting de ... Full text Link to item Cite

Hopelessness and depressive symptoms in children and adolescents: An integrative data analysis.

Journal Article J Abnorm Psychol · August 2021 Although hopelessness has been linked to depression for centuries, the diagnostic criteria for depression are inconsistent with regard to the status of hopelessness. Most research on hopelessness and depression has focused on adults. The current study exam ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sex differences in predictors of recurrent major depression among current-era military veterans.

Journal Article Psychol Serv · May 2021 Although major depressive disorder (MDD) is a frequent diagnosis among women seeking care in the Veterans Health Administration, little is known about its course. For example, recurrence of MDD and its predictors have been investigated in civilians, but no ... Full text Link to item Cite

Coping in the Aftermath of Youth's Suicidal Behaviors: A Comparison of Black Mothers and White Mothers

Journal Article Family Relations · February 1, 2021 Objective: To better understand Black mothers' and White mothers' qualitative reactions to their adolescents' hospitalizations due to suicide attempts. Background: Caregivers of youth with suicidal behaviors play a vital role in youth's subsequent treatmen ... Full text Cite

Moderators of Treatment for Adolescent Depression.

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · 2021 Objective: This brief report reviews the literature on moderators of treatment for adolescent depression. Treatment moderators can help to guide the process of personalizing intervention to individual patient characteristics.Method: We conducted a systemat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Feasibility of an Integrated Treatment Approach for Youth with Depression, Suicide Attempts, and Substance Use Problems.

Journal Article Evid Based Pract Child Adolesc Ment Health · 2021 Depression, suicidal behaviors and substance use problems frequently co-occur, and treatment for youth with these co-occurring problems is often fragmented and challenging. An integrated cognitive-behavioral treatment approach that builds upon a relapse pr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Temporal dynamics of the relationship between change in depressive symptoms and cannabis use in adolescents receiving psychosocial treatment for cannabis use disorder.

Journal Article J Subst Abuse Treat · October 2020 AIMS: Cannabis use disorder (CUD) and depression frequently co-occur in youth. How depressive symptoms change over the course of CUD treatment and how they impact substance use treatment outcomes is unknown. In the current study, we examine the temporal re ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparative efficacy and acceptability of antidepressants, psychotherapies, and their combination for acute treatment of children and adolescents with depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Journal Article Lancet Psychiatry · July 2020 BACKGROUND: Depressive disorders are common in children and adolescents. Antidepressants, psychotherapies, and their combination are often used in routine clinical practice; however, available evidence on the comparative efficacy and safety of these interv ... Full text Link to item Cite

Depression among military spouses: Demographic, military, and service member psychological health risk factors.

Journal Article Depress Anxiety · December 2018 BACKGROUND: More than a decade of war has strained service members and their families and the psychological health of military spouses is a concern. This study uses data from the largest study of military families in the United States to examine the demogr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Development and initial piloting of a measure of post-deployment parenting reintegration experiences

Journal Article Professional Psychology: Research and Practice · April 1, 2018 Each phase of the deployment cycle poses challenges to military parents and children, with the post-deployment family reintegration period requiring returning military parents to resume such roles as direct caretaking and child discipline. Although veteran ... Full text Cite

Paternal history of mental illness associated with posttraumatic stress disorder among veterans.

Journal Article Psychiatry Res · October 2017 This study examined the association between parent and family reported history of non-PTSD mental illness (MI), PTSD specifically, and substance use problems, and participant clinical diagnosis of PTSD. Participants were drawn from the US Department of Vet ... Full text Link to item Cite

Trajectories of Functioning Into Emerging Adulthood Following Treatment for Adolescent Depression.

Journal Article J Adolesc Health · March 2016 PURPOSE: It is well established that empirically supported treatments reduce depressive symptoms for most adolescents; however, it is not yet known whether these interventions lead to sustained improvements in global functioning. The goal of this study is ... Full text Link to item Cite

Can Less Yield More? Behavioral Activation for Adolescent Depression

Journal Article Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice · March 1, 2016 The report by Ritschel et al. (2016) demonstrates that Behavioral Activation (BA) has significant promise as an effective intervention for adolescent major depression. At a minimum, confirmation of this finding in controlled trials would increase the avail ... Full text Cite

Alcohol expectancies and drinking behaviors among college students with disordered eating.

Journal Article J Am Coll Health · 2016 OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated binge drinking, alcohol expectancies, and risky and protective drinking behaviors in relation to disordered eating behaviors in male and female college students. PARTICIPANTS: The full sample consisted of 7,720 undergrad ... Full text Link to item Cite

Training implications of psychology's approach to conscience clause cases

Journal Article Training and Education in Professional Psychology · November 1, 2015 The Board of Education Virtual Working Group on Restrictions Affecting Diversity Training has generated a thoughtful approach to the challenge of conscience clauses. In this commentary short-term and longer-term implications of their publications are consi ... Full text Cite

Drug use and childhood-, military- and post-military trauma exposure among women and men veterans.

Journal Article Drug Alcohol Depend · July 1, 2015 BACKGROUND: The current study was undertaken to examine whether posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and depressive symptoms mediated the association between trauma exposure (combat-related trauma and non-combat traumas occurring before, during, and after ... Full text Link to item Cite

A school-based post-Katrina therapeutic intervention.

Journal Article Adm Policy Ment Health · May 2015 The current study presents the implementation of a set of school based interventions in a greater New Orleans school district one year following Hurricane Katrina. The interventions included adaptation and implementation of evidence based treatments in a c ... Full text Link to item Cite

Role Transgressions, Shame, and Guilt Among Clergy

Journal Article Pastoral Psychology · April 16, 2015 After committing an error or transgression, people may experience shame (they feel badly about themselves) or guilt (they feel badly about their action or inaction). This study investigated the possibility that people experience more shame in domains that ... Full text Cite

Mental health service use among adolescents following participation in a randomized clinical trial for depression.

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · 2015 Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common disorder among adolescents. The Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS) was a randomized controlled trial to examine the efficacy of fluoxetine and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), separately an ... Full text Link to item Cite

Family-based treatment of early childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder: the Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Study for Young Children (POTS Jr)--a randomized clinical trial.

Journal Article JAMA Psychiatry · June 2014 IMPORTANCE: Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been established as efficacious for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among older children and adolescents, yet its effect on young children has not been evaluated sufficiently. OBJECTIVE: To examine the r ... Full text Link to item Cite

Testing the effects of peer socialization versus selection on alcohol and marijuana use among treated adolescents.

Journal Article Subst Use Misuse · February 2014 This study examined the relative influence of peer socialization and selection on alcohol and marijuana use among 106 adolescents who received a brief intervention. Adolescents were recruited between 2003 and 2007 and followed for 12 months as part of a SA ... Full text Link to item Cite

Development and Evolution of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depressed Adolescents

Journal Article Journal of Rational - Emotive and Cognitive - Behavior Therapy · January 1, 2014 Since the 1980's cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been developed and tested with adolescents experiencing depression. Early studies demonstrated that CBT was more effective than no intervention for young people with depressive symptoms. Beginning in th ... Full text Cite

Increasing Positive Outlook Partially Mediates the Effect of Empirically Supported Treatments on Depression Symptoms Among Adolescents.

Journal Article J Cogn Psychother · 2014 Among adolescents there is evidence that cognitive change partially mediates the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on depression outcome. However, prior studies have been limited by small samples, narrow measures of cognition, and failure to com ... Full text Link to item Cite

Future directions in research on psychotherapy for adolescent depression.

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · 2014 Research over the past 3 decades has shown that psychotherapy can successfully address adolescent depression. Cognitive behavioral models have been most extensively and rigorously tested, with evidence also supporting interpersonal psychotherapy and attach ... Full text Link to item Cite

What is the impact of comorbid depression on adolescent substance abuse treatment?

Journal Article Subst Abus · 2014 BACKGROUND: Substance use disorders (SUDs) are among the most common psychiatric diagnoses in adolescents. Some research suggests that comorbid depression in adolescents with SUD is associated with increased likelihood of alcohol dependence, poorer social ... Full text Link to item Cite

The anger coping program: An empirically-supported treatment for aggressive children

Chapter · January 1, 2014 This article provides a history and overview of an Anger Coping Program for children with a history of aggressive behavior problems. The Anger Coping Program is a cognitive-behavioral intervention, which addresses the social-cognitive distortions and defic ... Full text Cite

Lifetime major depression and comorbid disorders among current-era women veterans.

Journal Article J Affect Disord · January 2014 BACKGROUND: Most research on women veterans' mental health has focused on postraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or reactions to military sexual trauma. Although depression is also a frequent diagnosis among women veterans, little is known about its character ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Influence of Comorbid Depression and Conduct Disorder on MET/CBT Treatment Outcome for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders.

Journal Article Int J Cogn Ther · December 1, 2013 Although depression and conduct disorder frequently co-occur with substance use disorders (SUDs), few studies have investigated the individual and interactive effects of these conditions on SUD treatment outcome. Data were collected from 90 adolescents age ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology Safety Study with Long-Term Use of Sertraline: The SPRITES Study

Journal Article PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY · October 1, 2013 Link to item Cite

Are increased weight and appetite useful indicators of depression in children and adolescents?

Journal Article J Abnorm Psychol · November 2012 During childhood and adolescence, physiological, psychological, and behavioral processes strongly promote weight gain and increased appetite while also inhibiting weight loss and decreased appetite. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV (DSM-IV) treats ... Full text Link to item Cite

Onset of alcohol or substance use disorders following treatment for adolescent depression.

Journal Article J Consult Clin Psychol · April 2012 OBJECTIVE: This study tested whether positive response to short-term treatment for adolescent major depressive disorder (MDD) would have the secondary benefit of preventing subsequent alcohol use disorders (AUD) or substance use disorders (SUD). METHOD: Fo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Ethnic differences among substance-abusing adolescents in a treatment dissemination project.

Journal Article J Subst Abuse Treat · April 2012 Despite evidence of ethnic differences in substance use patterns among adolescents in community samples, clinical studies have not found ethnic differences in posttreatment outcomes. Prior clinical studies have been limited by small samples, focus on broad ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Relationship of Clergy Burnout to Self-Compassion and Other Personality Dimensions

Journal Article Pastoral Psychology · April 1, 2012 Religious leaders often experience burnout, which is characterized by emotional exhaustion and/or low satisfaction. Clergy with high emotional exhaustion feel drained and discouraged. Clergy with high satisfaction report that the ministry gives purpose and ... Full text Cite

Does homework "matter" in cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent depression?

Journal Article Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy · January 1, 2012 Objective: Examine the degree to which homework completion is associated with various indices of clinical improvement in adolescents with depression treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) either as a monotherapy and in combination with antidepress ... Full text Cite

Self-Compassion: Conceptualizations, Correlates, & Interventions

Journal Article Review of General Psychology · December 1, 2011 Within American psychology, there has been a recent surge of interest in self-compassion, a construct from Buddhist thought. Self-compassion entails: (a) being kind and understanding toward oneself in times of pain or failure, (b) perceiving one's own suff ... Full text Cite

Structure and measurement of depression in youths: applying item response theory to clinical data.

Journal Article Psychol Assess · December 2011 Our goals in this article were to use item response theory (IRT) to assess the relation of depressive symptoms to the underlying dimension of depression and to demonstrate how IRT-based measurement strategies can yield more reliable data about depression s ... Full text Link to item Cite

Factors that influence trajectories of change in frequency of substance use and quality of life among adolescents receiving a brief intervention.

Journal Article J Subst Abuse Treat · October 2011 This study aimed to identify factors influencing trajectories of change in two outcome domains, frequency of substance use and quality of life (QOL), among adolescents receiving a brief evidence-based intervention. Participants were 106 adolescents, aged 1 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Now that we have a strong building, let's add a few floors

Journal Article Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice · June 1, 2011 The new review by Chorpita and colleagues (2011) indicates an expanded number of evidence-based interventions for child and adolescent disorders. Notably, some of the best new treatments combine psychotherapy and medication. The new review wisely includes ... Full text Cite

Recovery and recurrence following treatment for adolescent major depression.

Journal Article Arch Gen Psychiatry · March 2011 CONTEXT: Major depressive disorder in adolescents is common and impairing. Efficacious treatments have been developed, but little is known about longer-term outcomes, including recurrence. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether adolescents who responded to short ... Full text Link to item Cite

Ethnic differences among adolescents beginning treatment for depression.

Journal Article Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol · April 2010 This study examines ethnic/racial differences at the start of treatment among participants in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). African American and Latino youth were compared to Caucasian youth on symptom presentation and cogniti ... Full text Link to item Cite

Treatment response in depressed adolescents with and without comorbid attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Journal Article Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology · 2010 Cite

The dysfunctional attitudes scale: psychometric properties in depressed adolescents.

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · November 2009 The psychometric properties and factor structure of the Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale were examined in a sample of 422 male and female adolescents (ages 12-17) with current major depressive disorder. The scale demonstrated high internal consistency (alpha ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cognitive measures of adolescent depression: unique or unitary constructs?

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · November 2009 The factor structure of several self-report questionnaires assessing depression-relevant cognitions frequently employed in clinical research was examined in a sample of 390 adolescents (M age = 14.54; 216 girls; 74% Caucasian) with current major depressive ... Full text Link to item Cite

Dysfunctional attitudes scale perfectionism: a predictor and partial mediator of acute treatment outcome among clinically depressed adolescents.

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · November 2009 The effect of perfectionism on acute treatment outcomes was explored in a randomized controlled trial of 439 clinically depressed adolescents (12-17 years of age) enrolled in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS) who received cognitive ... Full text Link to item Cite

An exploratory analysis of the impact of family functioning on treatment for depression in adolescents.

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · November 2009 This article explores aspects of family environment and parent-child conflict that may predict or moderate response to acute treatments among depressed adolescents (N = 439) randomly assigned to fluoxetine, cognitive behavioral therapy, their combination, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Findings from the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS): what have we learned? What do we need to know?

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · November 2009 This introduction to the special section on findings from the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study provides a review of the rationale for the study, its design, and principal findings to date. Findings with regard to acute effectiveness of alter ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention (CBT-SP): treatment model, feasibility, and acceptability.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · October 2009 OBJECTIVE: To describe the elements of a manual-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention (CBT-SP) and to report its feasibility in preventing the recurrence of suicidal behavior in adolescents who have recently attempted suicide. METHOD: T ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS): outcomes over 1 year of naturalistic follow-up.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · October 2009 OBJECTIVE: The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS) evaluates the effectiveness of fluoxetine, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and their combination in adolescents with major depressive disorder. The authors report effectiveness outco ... Full text Link to item Cite

Depressive symptoms and clinical status during the Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters (TASA) Study.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · October 2009 OBJECTIVE: To examine the course of depression during the treatment of adolescents with depression who had recently attempted suicide. METHOD: Adolescents (N = 124), ages 12 to 18 years, with a 90-day history of suicide attempt, a current diagnosis of depr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Treatment response in depressed adolescents with and without co-morbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study.

Journal Article J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol · October 2009 OBJECTIVE: In the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS), fluoxetine (FLX) and the combination of fluoxetine with cognitive-behavioral therapy (COMB) had superior improvement trajectories compared to pill placebo (PBO), whereas cognitive-be ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters study (TASA): predictors of suicidal events in an open treatment trial.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · October 2009 OBJECTIVE: To identify the predictors of suicidal events and attempts in adolescent suicide attempters with depression treated in an open treatment trial. METHOD: Adolescents who had made a recent suicide attempt and had unipolar depression (n =124) were e ... Full text Link to item Cite

Research psychotherapy: Aspirin or music?

Journal Article Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice · September 2, 2009 Beutler's call for an expanded psychotherapy agenda is appropriate but does not require downgrading the role of randomized clinical trials (RCTs). Large-scale RCTs are necessary to address questions of general public health importance. Within RCTs, psychot ... Full text Cite

Longitudinal association between frequency of substance use and quality of life among adolescents receiving a brief outpatient intervention.

Journal Article Psychol Addict Behav · September 2009 Recognition of the broad consequences of adolescent substance abuse has led to increased emphasis on balancing traditional measures of treatment effectiveness, such as frequency of substance use, with measures of patient functioning and quality of life (QO ... Full text Link to item Cite

Assessment of safety and long-term outcomes of initial treatment with placebo in TADS.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · March 2009 OBJECTIVE: The authors examined whether initial assignment to receive placebo for 12 weeks followed by open active treatment as clinically indicated was associated with different levels of benefit and risk of harm across 36 weeks as compared with initial a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Personality factors and styles among college students who binge eat and drink.

Journal Article Psychol Addict Behav · March 2009 Elevated rates of comorbidity between binge eating and alcohol use problems have been widely documented. Prior studies have examined specific personality traits associated with the co-occurrence of these problems. The current study explores comprehensive p ... Full text Link to item Cite

Remission and recovery in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS): acute and long-term outcomes.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · February 2009 OBJECTIVE: We examine remission rate probabilities, recovery rates, and residual symptoms across 36 weeks in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). METHOD: The TADS, a multisite clinical trial, randomized 439 adolescents with major dep ... Full text Link to item Cite

Integrated Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Substance Abuse

Chapter · January 1, 2009 Many adolescents with substance-use disorder (SUD) have a history of trauma and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Integrated cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for co-occurring PTSD and SUD in adolescents is a phased intervention approach in ... Full text Cite

Findings from the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS)

Journal Article Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology · 2009 Cite

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescent depression

Journal Article Psychiatric Times · December 1, 2008 Cognitive variables that predict favorable treatment outcomes in adolescents with depression include higher levels of rational thoughts, less hopelessness, fewer negative thoughts, and fewer cognitive distortions at baseline. 10,14,22 In an analysis of TAD ... Cite

Outpatient interventions for adolescent substance abuse: a quality of evidence review.

Journal Article J Consult Clin Psychol · August 2008 Previous reviews of outpatient interventions for adolescent substance abuse have been limited in the extent to which they considered the methodological quality of individual studies. The authors assessed 31 randomized trials of outpatient interventions for ... Full text Link to item Cite

Achievement and maintenance of sustained response during the Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study continuation and maintenance therapy.

Journal Article Arch Gen Psychiatry · April 2008 CONTEXT: The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study evaluated fluoxetine (FLX), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and FLX/CBT combination (COMB) vs pill placebo in 439 adolescents with major depressive disorder. Treatment consisted of 3 stages: ... Full text Link to item Cite

Research knowledge among the participants in the Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS).

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · December 2007 OBJECTIVE: We examined the extent to which parents and adolescents participating in the Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS) understood key aspects of the study. METHOD: TADS was a clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of fluoxetine, ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS): long-term effectiveness and safety outcomes.

Journal Article Arch Gen Psychiatry · October 2007 CONTEXT: The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study evaluates the effectiveness of fluoxetine hydrochloride therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and their combination in adolescents with major depressive disorder. OBJECTIVE: To report effect ... Full text Link to item Cite

Texas Children's Medication Algorithm Project: update from Texas Consensus Conference Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Major Depressive Disorder.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · June 2007 OBJECTIVE: To revise and update consensus guidelines for medication treatment algorithms for childhood major depressive disorder based on new scientific evidence and expert clinical consensus when evidence is lacking. METHOD: A consensus conference was hel ... Full text Link to item Cite

Interactive effect of substance abuse and depression on adolescent social competence.

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · 2007 This study explored the interactive effect of substance abuse and depression on social competence among 106 adolescent inpatients (57% female, 86% Caucasian). Substance abuse and depression were conceptualized using dimensional ratings of illness severity ... Full text Link to item Cite

Acute time to response in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS).

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · December 2006 OBJECTIVE: To examine the time to response for both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). METHOD: Adolescents (N = 439, ages 12 to 17 years) with major depressive disorder were randomized to fluoxe ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predictors and moderators of acute outcome in the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS).

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · December 2006 OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors and moderators of response to acute treatments among depressed adolescents (N = 439) randomly assigned to fluoxetine, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), both fluoxetine and CBT, or clinical management with pill placebo in ... Full text Link to item Cite

Remission and residual symptoms after short-term treatment in the Treatment of Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS).

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · December 2006 OBJECTIVE: To ascertain remission rates in depressed youth participating in the Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS), a multisite clinical trial that randomized 439 adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD) to a 12-week treatment o ... Full text Link to item Cite

Assessment of Childhood Depression.

Journal Article Child Adolesc Ment Health · May 2006 Depression as a disorder in childhood began to be increasingly recognised in the 1970s. Epidemiologic community and clinic-based studies have characterised the prevalence, clinical course, and complications of this illness throughout childhood and adolesce ... Full text Link to item Cite

Reaction time distribution analysis of neuropsychological performance in an ADHD sample.

Journal Article Child Neuropsychol · April 2006 Differences in reaction time (RT) variability have been documented between children with and without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Most previous research has utilized estimates of normal distributions to examine variability. Using a nont ... Full text Link to item Cite

CBT versus supportive therapy for depression.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · September 2005 Full text Link to item Cite

Striving for effectiveness in the treatment of adolescent depression

Journal Article Cognitive & Behavioral Practice · 2005 Cite

Case formulation in TADS CBT

Journal Article Cognitive and Behavioral Practice · January 1, 2005 For the Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS), a cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) manual was developed with the aim of balancing standardization and flexibility. In this article, we describe the manual's case formulation procedures, whic ... Full text Cite

The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS): demographic and clinical characteristics.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · January 2005 OBJECTIVE: The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study is a multicenter, randomized clinical trial sponsored by the NIMH. This study is designed to evaluate the short- and long-term effectiveness of four treatments for adolescents with major depres ... Full text Link to item Cite

Striving for effectiveness in the treatment of adolescent depression: Cognitive behavior therapy for multisite community intervention

Journal Article Cognitive and Behavioral Practice · January 1, 2005 The Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS) was designed to compare the relative and combined effectiveness of cognitive, behavior therapy (CBT) and fluoxetine, each of which had demonstrated efficacy in carefully controlled single-site stud ... Full text Cite

Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for anxiety and depressive disorders in children and adolescents: an evidence-based medicine review.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · August 2004 OBJECTIVE: To review the literature on the cognitive-behavioral treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety and depressive disorders within the conceptual framework of evidence-based medicine. METHOD: The psychiatric and psychological literature was ... Full text Link to item Cite

Neuropsychology of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a meta-analytic review.

Journal Article Neuropsychology · July 2004 A comprehensive, empirically based review of the published studies addressing neuropsychological performance in adults diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was conducted to identify patterns of performance deficits. Findings from ... Full text Link to item Cite

Future directions in residential treatment outcome research.

Journal Article Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am · April 2004 Future outcome research on residential treatment will be influenced positively by major trends in the helping professions. These trends include the transfer of empirically supported interventions into the residential treatment setting, the targeting of spe ... Full text Link to item Cite

The future of residential treatment outcome research

Journal Article Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America · 2004 Cite

Fluoxetine, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and their combination for adolscents with depression

Journal Article Journal of the American Medical Association · 2004 Cite

The impact of perceived racism: psychological symptoms among African American boys.

Journal Article J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol · June 2003 Examined the relations among perceived racism and externalizing symptoms, internalizing symptoms, hopelessness, and self-concept in African American boys (N = 84). The experience of racism is a complex phenomenon that has been found to have negative psycho ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cognitive-behavioral intervention for depressed, substance-abusing adolescents: development and pilot testing.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · June 2003 Featured Publication OBJECTIVES: To develop a cognitive-behavioral treatment for depressed, substance-abusing adolescents, determine its feasibility, and test its association with symptomatic improvement. METHOD: Based on the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral interventions for ... Full text Link to item Cite

Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study (TADS): rationale, design, and methods.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · May 2003 OBJECTIVES: A rapidly growing empirical literature on the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in youth supports the efficacy of short-term treatment with depression-specific cognitive-behavioral therapy or medication management with a selective se ... Full text Link to item Cite

Specific psychotherapies for childhood and adolescent depression.

Journal Article Biol Psychiatry · June 15, 2001 Featured Publication Specific psychotherapies for childhood or adolescent depression have been tested against control or comparative conditions. In school-age children with elevated depressive symptoms, cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) administered in school settings have ... Full text Link to item Cite

The anger coping program: An empirically-supported treatment for aggressive children

Journal Article Residential Treatment for Children and Youth · 2001 Cite

Validity of the Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders with adolescent psychiatric inpatients.

Journal Article J Clin Child Psychol · December 2000 Tested the validity of the Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders (DSMD; Naglieri, LeBuffe, & Pfeiffer, 1994) in a sample of 108 adolescent psychiatric inpatients. DSMD scales were compared to parent-report, interview-based, self-report and diagnostic measure ... Full text Link to item Cite

BOOK REVIEW: Adolescent Suicide

Journal Article Journal of Clinical Child Psychology · June 1998 Full text Cite

Predicting the outcome of treatment.

Journal Article J Abnorm Child Psychol · February 1998 Featured Publication The clinical question--"Which treatment(s) for which patients with what set of subgrouping characteristics working by what mechanism(s)?"--rests at the heart of differential therapeutics. Experimentally, this question reduces to a test of how well we can p ... Full text Link to item Cite

The current status of research in residential treatment

Journal Article Residential Treatment for Children and Youth · 1995 Cite

Relationship of Children's Depression Inventory Factors to Major Depression Among Adolescents

Journal Article Psychological Assessment · January 1, 1995 This study examined the relationship between the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) scores and major depression, conduct disorder, and anxiety disorder diagnoses. Participants were 107 (58 male, 49 female) psychiatric inpatients, aged 12-18 years (M = 1 ... Full text Cite

Utility of the SCL-90-R with depressed and conduct-disordered adolescent inpatients.

Journal Article J Pers Assess · December 1992 We assessed the diagnostic utility of the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) in a sample of adolescent inpatients. In Part 1 (n = 79), convergent and discriminant validity were demonstrated for SCL-90-R scales measuring depression and paranoid ideatio ... Full text Link to item Cite

Coping responses in depressed, socially maladjusted, and suicidal adolescents.

Journal Article Psychol Rep · August 1992 To study the relation between specific coping-response preferences and three dimensions of psychological disturbance in adolescents, 41 adolescents who had been admitted to an inpatient psychiatry program completed measures of depression, social maladjustm ... Full text Link to item Cite

Implementation issues in adolescent inpatient research

Journal Article Comprehensive Mental Health Care · 1992 Cite

Getting Started

Journal Article Research and Evaluation in Group Care · 1992 Cite

Outcome research on residential treatment: implications and suggested directions.

Journal Article Am J Orthopsychiatry · July 1991 Reliance on single-sample designs without control groups has hampered the effectiveness of research on residential treatment for children and adolescents, although it has yielded useful information for conceptualization and postdischarge planning. More pow ... Full text Link to item Cite

Into the Third Decade

Journal Article Contemporary Psychology: A Journal of Reviews · March 1991 Full text Cite

Attributional style and self-reported depression among adolescents inpatients

Journal Article Child and Family Behavior Therapy · February 1, 1991 Eighteen adolescent inpatients with various diagnoses completed the Children's Depression Inventory and the Children's Attributional Style Questionnaire. The correlations between the two scales were consistent with those obtained among nonclinical samples ... Full text Cite

Book Reviews

Journal Article Journal of Pediatric Psychology · 1991 Full text Cite

Book Reviews

Journal Article Journal of Pediatric Psychology · 1991 Full text Cite

Attributional style in clinically depressed and conduct disordered adolescents.

Journal Article J Consult Clin Psychol · February 1990 Featured Publication We tested the reformulated learned helplessness theory of depression with adolescent inpatients (N = 63) who were diagnosed by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-III; American Psychiatric Association, 1980) criteria as depressed, or ... Full text Link to item Cite

Anorexia nervosa in adolescent males: a review and case study.

Journal Article Child Psychiatry Hum Dev · 1990 The clinical presentation of anorexia nervosa among males is quite rare. This paper examines the personality and developmental issues of anorexia nervosa in adolescent males through a comprehensive review of the literature and a case presentation. In addit ... Full text Link to item Cite

Behavior classification system for children with developmental, psychiatric, and chronic medical problems.

Journal Article J Pediatr Psychol · December 1989 Derived a new behavior classification system based on Missouri Children's Behavior Checklist (MCBC) ratings. Using an accumulated MCBC data base on 854 children, 4-14 years of age, with developmental disabilities (n = 471), psychiatric problems (n = 155), ... Full text Link to item Cite

Control-related cognitions and depression among inpatient children and adolescents.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry · May 1989 In previous studies, children with numerous depressive symptoms have shown two patterns of control-related cognition: (1) low levels of perceived personal competence, and (2) "contingency uncertainty"--confusion regarding the causes of significant events. ... Full text Link to item Cite

On Not Blaming the Family

Journal Article Contemporary Psychology: A Journal of Reviews · May 1989 Full text Cite

Self-Destructive Behavior in Youth

Journal Article Contemporary Psychology: A Journal of Reviews · September 1988 Full text Cite

Validity of Academic Achievement Measures With Emotionally Handicapped Children

Journal Article Journal of Clinical Child Psychology · March 1987 Full text Cite

Christian humanism and psychotherapy: A response to Bergion's antitheses

Journal Article Zygon: The Journal of Religion and Science · 1987 Cite

Child and Adolescent Norms for Russell's Revision of the Wechsler Memory Scale

Journal Article Journal of Clinical Child Psychology · September 1986 Full text Cite

Client characteristics associated with behavior change for treated and untreated aggressive boys.

Journal Article J Abnorm Child Psychol · December 1985 This study examined the relationship between subject characteristics of aggressive boys and their behavioral changes during a school year. Seventy-six boys in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades were identified by their teachers as the most disruptive and ... Full text Link to item Cite

Missouri Children's Behavior Checklist profiles with developmentally disabled children: construct validity.

Journal Article J Clin Psychol · July 1985 The clinical utility and construct validity of seven new MCBC behavior profiles were evaluated and compared to the original four behavior profiles. The relationship between the seven new behavior profiles and the clinical findings and recommendations that ... Full text Link to item Cite

Criteria for Evaluating Psychological Assessments

Journal Article Juvenile and Family Court Journal · January 1, 1985 Full text Cite

Aggressive or delinquent adolescents

Journal Article Family Therapy Interventions · 1985 Cite

Sex-role identification of normal adolescent males and females as related to school achievement.

Journal Article J Youth Adolesc · December 1983 The historical view of masculinity/femininity posited essentially bipolar opposites, with the presence of one set of characteristics precluding the other. More recent studies of sex-role stereotypes have defined sexual orientation within clusters of social ... Full text Link to item Cite

A construct validity study of the Missouri Children's Behavior Checklist with developmentally disabled children.

Journal Article J Clin Psychol · September 1983 Evaluated the construct validity of the MCBC scales and behavior profiles by determining the relationship between the MCBC and the clinical findings and recommendations that resulted from an interdisciplinary evaluation of children (N = 217) referred to a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Patterns of behavioral disturbance in developmentally disabled children

Journal Article Journal of Pediatric Psychology · 1982 Cite

Sex differences in sex role ideals in early adolescence

Journal Article Adolescence · January 1, 1981 The present study was designed to examine sex role ideals in early adolescence. Two questions were addressed: (1) Are there sex differences in early adolescents' images of the ideal male and the ideal female? (2) Do early adolescent males and females posit ... Cite

Adults' Perceptions of Children's Behavioral Disorders: Do Attributions of Locus of Problems Predict Recommendations for Treatment?

Journal Article Psychological Reports · June 1980 A central assumption of research on locus of problem is that attributions are significant determinants of recommendations for treatment. This assumption was tested using both structured and unstructured measures of recommendations. Adults made att ... Full text Cite

Adults perceptions of children's behavior disorders

Journal Article Psychological Reports · 1980 Cite

Structural family assessment with status offenders

Journal Article Corrective and Social Psychiatry and Journal of Behavior Technology Methods and Therapy · January 1, 1980 Cite

A model for psychological consultation to rural development centers

Journal Article Journal of Rural Community Psychiatry · 1980 Cite

The utility of behavior checklist ratings in differentiating developmentally disabled from psychiatrically referred children

Journal Article Journal of Pediatric Psychology · December 1, 1979 The Missouri Children's Behavior Checklist ratings were obtained on 50 children referred to a child psychiatry clinic, 50 children referred to a developmental disabilities clinic, and 50 nonreferred controls. Samples were individually matched on age, sex, ... Full text Cite

The utility of parents' behavior checklist ratings with developmentally disabled children

Journal Article Journal of Pediatric Psychology · March 1, 1979 The Missouri Children's Behavior Checklist ratings were obtained on 126 males and 47 females from two separate clinics for the interdisciplinary evaluation of children with suspected developmental disabilities and from 27 male and 32 female normal controls ... Full text Cite

Teacher-oriented group consultation

Journal Article North Carolina Journal of Mental Health · 1979 Cite