Psychosocial Management of Depression in Adolescents Focusing on Resilience and Help-Seeking Behaviours: A Brief Exploratory Systematic Literature Review

  • Precious Chibuike Chukwuere
  • Leepile Alfred Sehularo
  • Mofatiki Eva Manyedi
Keywords: Adolescents, depression, help-seeking behaviours, psychosocial management, resilience

Abstract

This systematic review focused on the exploration, description and summary of existing evidence on the psychosocial management of depression in adolescents through resilience and help-seeking behaviours. The “advanced search” tool in “EBSCOHOST”, “Emerald insight”, “Science Direct”, “Sabinet Online” and “Scopus” databases was used to search for the following keywords: “psychosocial or social and psychological management”; “adolescent or teenage depression”; “resilience”; and “help-seeking behaviours”. It is one thousand five hundred and fifteen (1515) peer reviewed articles. Following a rigorous process, while adhering to the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study, six (6) articles were accepted for review. In the course of the search, the following themes emerged: protective factors relevant for managing depression in adolescents; and support system for resilience and help-seeking behaviours. The findings suggest the importance of psychosocial management of depression in adolescents, focusing on resilience and help-seeking behaviours. Emerging forms of psychosocial management, focusing on resilience and help-seeking behaviours include the following: engagement of adolescents in yoga; building self-protective factors; self-determination to cope with adolescents suffering from depression; roles of relatives; and positive behaviours.

Keywords: Adolescents, depression, help-seeking behaviours, psychosocial management, resilience

Published
2021-07-07

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eISSN: 1596-9231