Opportunities and Challenges in the Dissemination of Depression Prevention Strategies: Reflections on Three Trials.
William R. Beardslee, MD
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Beardslee will review three separate depression prevention trials in terms of their implications for dissemination of evidence-based depression prevention strategies. One, the Prevention of Depression Project employed a cognitive behavioral group prevention based on the Coping with Depression and showed sustained effects. A second evaluated a problem solving preventive approach in Headstart mothers. A third, the Preventive Intervention Project used a psychoeducational on narrative approach for families with parental depression.