NICE has published a guideline on identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years.
This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years. Based on the stepped care model, it aims to improve recognition and assessment and promote effective treatments for mild, moderate and severe depression.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
- care of all children and young people with depression
- stepped care
- step 1: detection, risk profiling and referral
- step 2: recognition
- step 3: mild depression
- steps 4 and 5: moderate to severe depression
- transfer to adult services