Depression treatment during outpatient visits by U.S. children and adolescents.

  title={Depression treatment during outpatient visits by U.S. children and adolescents.},
  author={Jun Ma and Ky-Van Lee and Randall Scott Stafford},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={37 6},
PURPOSE Depression affects approximately 2-8% of all children and adolescents, and treatment of depression in children and adolescents has been the center of recent serious debates. We examined national trends in depression visits and treatment among outpatients aged 7 to 17 years. METHODS We analyzed visit-based data between 1995 and 2002 in two national ambulatory care surveys. RESULTS The number of visits by children and adolescents during which depression was reported more than doubled… CONTINUE READING


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