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Type: Thesis
Title: Acceptability and Effectiveness of App-Based Interventions in Managing Symptoms of Depression, Self-Harm and Suicidal Ideation in Youth
Author: Leech, Teghan
Issue Date: 2020
School/Discipline: School of Psychology
Abstract: Depression during adolescence has been linked to an increased risk for non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal ideation both preceding risk factors for suicide. However, young people are unlikely to seek help for mental health problems. Given that this group routinely use online services to connect with others and seek information, smartphone applications (‘apps’) present a possible treatment modality. This review critically examines the development and application of apps in the self-guided treatment of depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation among youth. Findings in this area are promising, although inconsistent. Randomized controlled trials are needed to determine treatment safety and effectiveness.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.Psych(Clinical)) -- University of Adelaide, School of Psychology, 2020
Keywords: Masters; Psychology; Clinical
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