Clinical Perspective

Cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescent depression: implications for Asian immigrants in the United States of America

  • Riddhi Sandil Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology, 361 N Lindquist Center, Iowa City, IA 52242


Many interventions are available for treating adolescent depression. This paper attempts to present a summary of cognitive behavioral therapies/techniques that might be useful for treating depression in Asian immigrant adolescents. Articles were selected by conducting a literature search on Psyc-Info. Prevalence, symptoms and measures of adolescent depression are discussed. Summary of popular therapies like PASCET, CWD-A, Beck's CBT are provided. A rationale for the use of these with Asian immigrants is hypothesized. There is no empirical evidence for the efficacy of CBT with this population. A need to validate the use of CBT with this population is asserted.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2006, 18(1): 27–32

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