Diagnosis and management of depression in children and young people: summary of updated NICE guidance

@article{Hopkins2015DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of depression in children and young people: summary of updated NICE guidance},
  author={K. Hopkins and Paul Crosland and N. Elliott and S. Bewley},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={350}
}
Depression affects around 2.8% of children under the age of 13 and 5.6% of 13-18 year olds. Effective treatment is important because persistent depression is associated with serious complications, including poor school performance and social functioning, recurring depression in adulthood, and suicide. This article summarises recommendations from the updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on depression in children and young people. The update had a narrow… Expand
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