Managing and preventing depression in adolescents.

  title={Managing and preventing depression in adolescents.},
  author={Anita Thapar and Stephan Collishaw and Robert Potter and Ajay K Thapar},
254 BMJ | 30 JANUARY 2010 | VolUMe 340 Depressive disorder affects 1-6% of adolescents each year worldwide, 2 and early onset heralds a more severe and persistent illness in adult life. Effective treatment is available, but best treatment practice is controversial because of concerns about the use of antidepressants in young people and inconsistencies in evidence. This review provides guidance for non-specialists on the assessment and management of adolescent unipolar depression and considers… CONTINUE READING

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