Psychotherapeutic Interventions

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According to the literature review, clinical consensus suggests that pharmacological treatment is important for depression and a recent study found that 'medication' was the most commonly recommended intervention for depression in young offenders in custody (Chitsabesan et al., 2006), especially severe depression. However, all types of antidepressants showed limitation for use with juvenile offenders with depression because of side effects and monitoring cannot be provided in a detention facility. For psychotherapeutic interventions, there are particularly useful for the juvenile offender during stable periods, but not in crisis. Psychotherapeutic interventions can mobilize emotional, intellectual, and social and familial resources more
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