Publication Date

5-17-2000

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Ginny Young-Cureton

Second Advisor

Daryl Canham

Abstract

Depression in adolescence is a common and potentially life-threatening health problem. Depending upon the severity of symptoms, anywhere from 2% to 40% of teenagers are affected with depression (Sadler, 1993). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of prevention strategies on decreasing the rate of depression in adolescents. It is hoped that a class addressing specific skills identified as having an impact on adolescent depression will affect the youth participating in the program.

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