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The NICE guideline on depression in children and young people covers:

  • the care children and young people with depression can expect to get from their doctor, nurse or counsellor
  • the information they can expect to be given
  • what they can expect from treatment
  • the kinds of services that can help young people and children with depression, including your family doctor (general practitioner or GP), health staff at your school, and specialists in clinics or hospitals

This guideline was previously called depression in children and young people: identification and management in primary, community and secondary care

March 2015

Recommendations on psychological therapies and antidepressants have been added to and updated in sections 1.5 and 1.6. The addendum contains details of the methods and evidence used to update these recommendations.