Adolescent Depression

The prevalence of depression in children and adolescents ranges from 2% to 8% of the population, depending upon age and the methods used to screen individuals. Undiagnosed and untreated depression places people at increased risk for illness and interpersonal as well as psychosocial difficulties. In addition, depression is associated with increased risk of suicidal behaviors particularly among adolescent boys.

Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment

Member Materials

Screening Tools