Depression in children and young people: recognition and management
New guidance aims to improve how depression in children aged 5-18 is assessed and which are the effective treatments to use
Depression is thought to occur in 2% of children and young people in England, according to an NHS Digital mental health s urvey. Rates of emotional disorders, including depression, are higher in girls, and higher as age increases.
Depression is a broad definition but depressed mood or loss of pleasure in most activities are key signs of depression, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
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