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Issue date: September 2005
The treatment of
depression in children
and young people
Understanding NICE guidance ­
information for children and young
people with depression, their families
and carers, and the public
Information about
NICE Clinical Guideline 28

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The treatment of depression in children and Ordering information
young people
Ordering information
You can download the following documents from www.nice.org.uk/CG028
G This booklet.
G The NICE guideline ­ all the recommendations on depression in children
and young people.
G A quick reference guide, which has been distributed to healthcare
professionals working in the NHS in England.
G The full guideline ­ all the recommendations, details of how they were
developed, and summaries of the evidence on which they were based.…read more

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The treatment of depression in children and Contents
young people
Contents
About this information 4
Information for young people 7
Information for parents 24
Definitions of psychological treatments 27
Where you can find more information 29
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The treatment of depression in children and About this information
young people
About this information
This information describes the recommendations that the National
Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (called NICE for short) have
made to the National Health Service (NHS) on depression in children
(aged 5­11) and young people (aged 12­18).…read more

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The treatment of depression in children and About this information
young people
Who is this information for?
This booklet is aimed at young people (aged 12­18) with depression,
but it can also help parents, friends and guardians understand the
treatments you and younger children (aged 5­11) can expect to
receive. There is a section for parents immediately below, and at the
end of the booklet, which includes a section on treatments for
younger children (aged 5­11).…read more

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The treatment of depression in children and About this information
young people
How guidelines are used in the NHS
In general, doctors, nurses and other staff working in the NHS are
expected to follow NICE's clinical guidelines. But there will be times
when the treatments suggested won't be suitable for someone
because of another medical problem, their general health, their
wishes, or a combination of these.…read more

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The treatment of depression in children and Information for young
young people people
Information for young people
What is depression?
When a person has depression they feel very sad or down, and the
feelings don't go away or get worse. Depression is different from
feeling a bit sad or down for a day or two, which is how everyone
feels from time to time.…read more

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The treatment of depression in children and Information for young
young people people
The type and number of feelings listed above that a young person has
will help the healthcare professional decide whether they have mild
depression or a more severe depression and what treatment would
suit them.
You might find it hard to tell if you have depression.…read more

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The treatment of depression in children and Information for young
young people people
What should I do if I think I have depression?
It is best to talk to your parents and friends first if you can, or you can
talk to a teacher at school, your family doctor, or another adult you
can trust.…read more

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The treatment of depression in children and Information for young
young people people
If English is not your first language, and you don't speak or read
it very well, you should be able to have written information or
audiotapes in your main language. In some cases you might be able
to see a healthcare professional who speaks your language.…read more

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