- •Adolescent depression is growing concern that can lead to negative health outcomes.
- •Primary care settings are an ideal setting for receiving depression treatment.
- •Mind-Body Skills Groups are a feasible treatment in primary care settings.
- •Preliminary effectiveness for Mind-Body Skills Groups are evident in this study.
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Conflicts of interest: Dr. James S. Gordon is the founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), a nonprofit that developed the intervention being discussed in this paper. Dr. Julie K. Staples is the research director at CMBM. Dr. Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr is the associate clinical director at CMBM. All other authors have no conflicts to report.
The writing of this paper was supported by the Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center and the Herbert Simon Family Foundation (070241-00002B).