Depression in children and young people: Identification and management in primary, community and secondary care

NICE guidelines [CG28] Published date:

Review decision date: October 2013

Review decision: 

We checked this guideline and decided that it should be updated. For details, see the update decision and the process for deciding if an update is needed. The update has been published (March 2015) with further information available on this page.

Next review date: June 2015

The NICE clinical 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


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.

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