Treating adolescent depression and anxiety

WHO is leading a treating adolescent depression and anxiety-year global campaign on depression. The highlight is World Health Day 2017, celebrated today. The goal of the campaign is that more people with depression, everywhere in the world, both seek and get help.

Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. November 2016 – The mhGAP Intervention Guide 2. 0 is a resource to help health practitioners in non-specialized health settings recognize and treat mental health disorders. The section on depression provides guidance on assessment, the different types of treatment that can be prescribed, and follow-up. It includes information on treatment for depression among children and adolescents and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Depression is a common mental disorder, characterized by persistent sadness and a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy, accompanied by an inability to carry out daily activities, for at least two weeks.

Depression is treatable, with talking therapies or antidepressant medication or a combination of these. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The information contained in these guides is not intended as, and is not, a substitute for professional medical advice. All decisions about clinical care should be made in consultation with a child’s treating physician. No pharmaceutical funding was used in the preparation and maintenance of these guides or the Web site. What are the symptoms of teen depression? Can teen depression run in families?