Unge i gråzonen. Et komparativt casestudie af forebyggende indsatser målrettet unge med angst- og depressionssymptomer

Ida Leucena Lund

Studenteropgave: Speciale

Abstrakt

The main research objective of this thesis finds its motivation in the alarming increase in mental health problems among the Danish youth. Research suggests that there is a great potential for preventing mental illness among children and adolescents – but there is limited evidence-based knowledge on the field in context of Denmark and comparable countries. On this premise, the thesis examines how the preventive effort targeted adolescents in the age of 13-17 with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression can be improved on the basis of experiences from Danish and foreign practices. Firstly, drawing on the field of research, the thesis proposes a model of factors influencing the effect of indicated interventions. Secondly, on the basis of the model, the thesis conducts a comparative case study on four preventive interventions. The thesis concludes that the following factors can be beneficial to incorporate in indicated interventions to ensure symptom reduction: to include a focus on needs and motivation in the recruitment of participants, to base the intervention on theory that is well communicated to the participants, and to use professionals who have knowledge and experience with the target group, the theoretical basis, and the setting in which the intervention is implemented.

UddannelserForvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogDansk
Udgivelsesdato1 maj 2018
VejledereJon Kvist

Emneord

  • depression
  • angst
  • forebyggelse
  • målrettede indsatser
  • psykisk sygdom
  • unge
  • implementering
  • kognitiv adfærdsterapi
  • komparativt casestudie
  • psykisk mistrivsel