Analysis of primary prevention interventions to reduce depression and anxiety in young people

Takeaway

  • Based on the available evidence, it is not possible to identify interventions delivered in educational settings that are effective for preventing anxiety and/or depression in children and adolescents.

Why this matters

  • Increasing rates of anxiety and depression among children and adolescents necessitates effective primary prevention measures.

  • This study highlights a need for improved trial design to assess the effectiveness of interventions aimed at preventing depression and anxiety in young people.