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Systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions relevant for young offenders with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or self-harm

Townsend, Ellen; Walker, Dawn-Marie; Sargeant, Sally; Vostanis, Panos; Hawton, Keith; Stocker, Olivia; Sithole, Jabulani

Authors

Dawn-Marie Walker

Sally Sargeant

Panos Vostanis

Keith Hawton

Olivia Stocker

Jabulani Sithole



Abstract

Background: Mood and anxiety disorders, and problems with self harm are significant and serious issues that are common in young people in the Criminal Justice System.
Aims: To examine whether interventions relevant to young offenders with mood or anxiety disorders, or problems with self harm are effective.
Method: Systematic review and meta-analysis of data from randomised controlled trials relevant to young offenders experiencing these problems.
Results: An exhaustive search of the worldwide literature (published and unpublished)yielded 10 studies suitable for inclusion in this review. Meta-analysis of data from three
studies (with a total population of 171 individuals) revealed that group-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) may help to reduce symptoms of depression in young
offenders.
Conclusions: These preliminary findings suggest that group-based CBT may be useful for young offenders with such mental health problems, but larger high quality RCTs are
now needed to bolster the evidence-base.

Citation

Townsend, E., Walker, D., Sargeant, S., Vostanis, P., Hawton, K., Stocker, O., & Sithole, J. (2010). Systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions relevant for young offenders with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or self-harm. Journal of Adolescence, 33(1), 9-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.05.015

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Jun 27, 2009
Publication Date 2010-02
Deposit Date Jul 17, 2009
Publicly Available Date Jul 17, 2009
Journal Journal of Adolescence
Print ISSN 0140-1971
Electronic ISSN 0140-1971
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Issue 1
Pages 9-20
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.05.015
Keywords Young offender; Juvenile delinquent; mood disorder; anxiety disorder; attempted
suicide; self harm; systematic review; interventions.
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1096
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140197109000761

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