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Quick reference guide
Issue date: September 2005
Depression in children and
young people
Identification and management in primary,
community and secondary care
Clinical Guideline 28
Developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

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Depression in children and young people Contents
Contents
Using this booklet 3
About this information 4
Key priorities for implementation 5
Implementation 24
Further information 25
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Health and Clinical Excellence © National Institute for Health and Clinical
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Depression in children and young people Using this booklet
Using this booklet
This quick reference guide is organised according to the different needs of children and young people
with depression and their families or carers and the responses that are required from services.…read more

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Depression in children and young people About this information
About this information
In this guideline, the following terms are used to care and treatment and be provided with the
refer to specific age groups: information and support they need.
· children ­ people aged 5­11 years Good communication is essential. It should be
· young people ­ people aged 12 to their supported by evidence-based information offered
18th birthday. in a form that meets the needs of the individual.…read more

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Depression in children and young people Key priorities for implementation
Key priorities for implementation
Assessment and coordination of care
When assessing a child or young person with depression, healthcare professionals should
routinely consider, and record in the patient's notes, potential comorbidities, and the social,
educational and family context for the patient and family members, including the quality of
interpersonal relationships, both between the patient and other family members and with
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Depression in children and young people Key priorities for implementation
Step 2: Recognition
Training opportunities should be made available to improve the accuracy of CAMHS professionals
in diagnosing depressive conditions. The existing interviewer-based instruments (such as Kiddie-
Sads [K-SADS] and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment [CAPA]) could be used for this
purpose but will require modification for regular use in busy routine CAMHS settings.…read more

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General principles of care across
Depression in children and young people all settings
General principles of care across all settings
Good information, informed consent and support
Provide the child/young person and parent(s)/carer(s) with age-appropriate information at a suitable
time. It should cover the nature, course and treatment of depression, and the likely side-effect profile
of medication should this be offered. GPP
Build a supportive and collaborative relationship with both the child/young person and
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Assessment and treatment
Depression in children and young people considerations across all settings
Assessment and treatment considerations across
all settings
Assessment
Consider the following when assessing a child/young person If comorbid diagnoses,
with depression and record in the notes: GPP developmental, social
­ potential comorbidities and educational
­ social, educational and family context for the patient and problems exist:
family members Manage either in
­ quality of patient's relationships with family members, sequence or in parallel
friends and peers. with the treatment for
depression.…read more

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Assessment and treatment
Depression in children and young people considerations across all settings
Self-help
Ask the child/young person and be prepared to give advice about self-help materials or other methods
used or considered potentially helpful by the patient or their family/carers. GPP
Only recommend self-help materials or strategies as part of a supported and planned package of
care. GPP
Exercise
Offer advice about the benefits of regular exercise.…read more

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Recognition, detection, risk profiling
Depression in children and young people and referral in tier 1
Recognition, detection, risk profiling and referral in tier 1
If a child/young person is exposed to a
single recent undesirable life event
(such as bereavement, parental divorce or
separation, or a severely disappointing
experience)
Assess the risks of depression associated
with the event. C
Make contact with parent(s)/carer(s) to help
integrate parental/carer and professional
responses. C
Record the risk profile.…read more

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