NICE publish guideline on depression in children and young people: identification and management
- psychological therapies for mild depression
- psychological therapies for moderate to severe depression
- care for all children and young people with depression
- stepped care
- detection, risk profiling and referral
- transfer to adult services
- Children and young people with depression and their families and carers
- Healthcare professionals
- Commissioners and providers
- Depression in children and young people: the care you should expect
- Making decisions together
- healthcare professionals who see children and young people, for example, in schools, GP surgeries, community groups and care homes, know how to spot signs of depression and how to help
- a child or young person’s assessment for depression covers not just their symptoms, but how these affect all areas of their life, including school, home and friendships
- healthcare professionals know which therapies to recommend first for mild, moderate and severe depression, and when to think about medication
- talking therapies are offered to fit individual needs – this could be online, one-to-one with a therapist, with a group or with the family
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