Below you find the references to trials investigating the efficacy of interventions targeting the prevention of prevention in various settings (many of these are included in the last systematic review on this subject; Kim van Zoonen, Claudia Buntrock, David Daniel Ebert, Filip Smit, Charles F. Reynolds, III, Aartjan T.F. Beekman, Pim Cuijpers (2014)Preventing the onset of major depressive disorder: A meta-analytic review of psychological interventions).


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  • Robinson, R.G. (2003). Poststroke depression: prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and disease progression. Biological Psychiatry, 54, 376-387.
  • Rohde, P., Stice, E., Shaw, H., & Gau, J. M. (2015). Effectiveness trial of an indicated cognitive–behavioral group adolescent depression prevention program versus bibliotherapy and brochure control at 1-and 2-year follow-up. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 83(4), 736.

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  • Konnert C, Dobson K, Stelmach L. 2009. The prevention of depression in nursing home residents: a randomized clinical trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Aging Ment. Health 13:288–99
  • Müller S, Rohde P, Gau JM, Stice E. (2015). Moderators of the effects of indicated group and bibliotherapy cognitive behavioral depression prevention programs on adolescents’ depressive symptoms and depressive disorder onset. Behav Res Ther. 2015 Dec;75:1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.10.002.
  • Topper M, Emmelkamp PMG, Watkins E, Ehring T. Prevention of anxiety disorders and depression by targeting excessive worry and rumination in adolescents and young adults: A randomized controlled trial. Behav Res Ther [Internet]. 2017 Mar [cited 2017 Feb 21];90:123–36.
  • Young JF, Mufson L, Davies M: Efficacy of Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Adolescent Skills Training: an indicated preventive intervention for depression. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 2006; 47: 1254-1262

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  • Cook, L., & Watkins, E. (2016). Guided, internet-based, rumination-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (i-RFCBT) versus a no-intervention control to prevent depression in high-ruminating young adults, along with an adjunct assessment of the feasibility of unguided i-RFCBT, in the REducing Stress and Preventing Depression trial (RESPOND): study protocol for a phase III randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1), 1.