This systematic review evaluates the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in improving selfesteem among depressed adolescents aged 13-18 years.
A search identified 265 references, 33 articles were acquired, of which two papers met the inclusion criteria.
Two excluded studies are also discussed.
A total of 82 participants from two trials were included in the meta-analysis.
The data suggest CBT may be an effective treatment for increasing global and academic self-esteem when compared to wait-list controls.
However, more research is needed due to the limited number of studies conducted in this area and the need for further investigation into the long-term effects of CBT.
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