• New guidelines highlight pediatric mental health needs

    7 monthes ago - By Modern Medicine

    Only about half of teenagers with depression receive a diagnosis before they become adults, and about two-thirds go without help, according to a report that has spurred the release of revised guidelines on depression screening and management for children from the American Academy of Pediatrics .
    The updated guidelines , GLAD PC (Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care), include a new recommendation that all children aged older than 12 years be screened for depression at least once per year. 1
    Rachel Zuckerbrot, MD, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and...
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