Highly Vulnerable Children Research Center

Mitigating depression among orphaned and vulnerable adolescents: Results from a randomized controlled trial of interpersonal psychotherapy for groups in South Africa

Children and adolescents affected by HIV are at elevated risk for depression, yet research on related interventions in this population is scarce in sub-Saharan Africa. This study sought to examine the effects of interpersonal psychotherapy for groups (IPTG) on depressive symptomology among orphaned and vulnerable adolescents in South Africa—home to the world’s largest HIV epidemic.

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