Children and Mental Health

Preventive Approaches to Anxiety and Depression

Published in: European Commission website (2021). doi: 10.2767/760847

Posted on RAND.org on February 10, 2021

by William D. Phillips, Michaela Bruckmayer

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This research note summarises findings from twelve systematic reviews and meta-analyses on interventions aimed at preventing the development of anxiety and depression in children. The research note discusses what, based on the available evidence, can be said to be working well, and what areas require further research before definite conclusions about their effectiveness can be drawn. This report was written as part of the European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) project.

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