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Barrett, J., Williams Jr., J.W., Oxman, T. E., Frank, E., Katon, W., Sullivan, M., Hegel, M., Cornell, J.E. & Sengupta, A.S. (2001). Treatment of dysthymia and minor depression in medical care. Journal of Family Care, 50(5), 405-412. Click to view article


Blake, H., Mo, P., Malik, S. & Thomas, S. (2009) How effective are physical activity interventions for alleviating depressive symptoms in older people? A systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation,23, 873-887. doi: 10.1177/0269215509337449 Click to view article


Butler, A.C., Chapman, J.E., Forman, E.M. & Beck, A.T. (2004) The empirical status of cognitive-behavioral therapy: A review of meta-analyses. Clinical Psychology Review, 26, 17-31. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2005.07.003 Click to view article


Cataldo, G., Marino, C. Molteni, M. & Nubile, M. (2003). Diagnosis and treatment of dysthymia in children and adolescents. CNS Drugs, 17(13), 927-947. Click to view article


Chrisman A., Compton, S., Curry, J., Egger H. & Goldston, D. (2006). Assessment of childhood depression. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 11(2), 111-116. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2006.00395.x Click to view article 


Cipriani, A., Geddes, J., Furukawa, T., & Barbui, C. (2007). Meta-review on short-term effectiveness and safety of antidepressants for depression: An evidence-based approach to inform clinical practice. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry / La Revue canadienne de psychiatrie, 52(9), 553-562. Click to view article


Driscoll, H., Basinki, J., Mulsant, B., Butters, M. A., Dew, M. A., Houck, P. R., Mazumdar, S., Miller, M. D., Pollock, B. G., Stack, J. A., Schlernaitzauer, M. A. & Reynolds, C. F. (2005). Late-onset major depression: Clinical and treatment-response variability. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20, 661-667. doi: 10.1002/gps.1334 Click to view article 

Ellis, P.M., Hickie, I.B., & Smith D.A.R. (2003). Summary of guideline for the treatment of depression. Australasian Psychiatry. 11(1), 34-38. Click to view article


Hinrichsen, G.A. (2008). Interpersonal psychotherapy as a treatment for depression in later life. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39(3), 306-312. doi: 10.1037/0735-7028.39.3.306 Click to view article


James, I., Reichelt, K., Carlsonn, P., & McAnaney, A. (2008). Cognitive behavior therapy and executive functioning in depression. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 22(3), 210-220. doi: 10.1891/0889-8391.22.3.210 Click to view article


Karwoski, L., Garratt, G. M. & Iiardi, S. S. (2006). On the integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression and positive psychology. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 20(2), 159-170. Click to view article


Lam, R. W. & Kennedy, S. H. (2004). Evidence based strategies for achieving and sustaining full remission in depression: Focus on metaanalysis. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 49(Suppl 1), 17S-26S. Click to view article


Lee, C. (2005). Evidenced-based treatment of depression in the college population. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 20(1), 23-31. doi:10.1300/J035v20n01_03 Click to view article


Lynch, D., Laws, K.R. & McKenna, P.J. (2010) Cognitive behavioural therapy for major psychiatric disorder: does it really work? A meta-analytical review of well-controlled trials. Psychological Medicine, 40, 9-24. DOI:10.1017/S003329170900590X Click to view article


Mamber, R., Kraemer, H.C., Arnow, B.A., Ttrivedi, M.H., Rush, J.A., Thase, M.E., Rothbaum, B.O., Klein, D.N., Kocsis, J.H., Gelenberg, A.J. & Keller, M.E. (2008). Faster remission of chronic depression with combined psychotherapy and medication than with each therapy alone. Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, 76(3), 459-467. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.76.3.459 Click to view article


Montgomery, S. A. (2006). Guidelines in major depressive disorder, and their limitations.  International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, 3(10), 3-9. doi: 10.1080/13651500600940492 Click to view article


Mor, N. & Haran, D. (2009). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 46(4), 269-273. Click to view article


Parker, G. & Fletcher, K. (2007). Treating depression with the evidence-based psychotherapies: A critique of the evidence. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 115(1), 352-359. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2007.01007.x Click to view article 


Ryan, N. (2005). Treatment of depression in children and adolescents. Lancet, 366(9489), 933-940. Click to view article


Sommers-Flannagan, J. & Campbell, D. C. (2009). Psychotherapy and (or) medications for depression in youth? An evidence-based review with recommendations for treatment. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 39, 111-120. doi:10.1007/s10879-008-9106-0 Click to view article 


Watson, J. C., Gordon, L. B., Stermac, L., Kalogerakos, F. & Steckley, P. (2003). Comparing the effectiveness of process-experiential with cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy in the treatment of depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71(4), 773-781. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.71.4.7 Click to view article


Zalaquett, C. P. & Stens, A.N. (2006). Psychosocial treatments for major depression and dysthymia in older adults: A review of the research literature.  Journal of Counseling & Development, 84(2), 192-201. Click to view article