Management of childhood depression

Garzon, Dawn Lee; Nelson, Jean; Figgemeier, Molly
October 2009
Clinical Advisor;Oct2009, Vol. 12 Issue 10, p24
The article offers information on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child depression that could have primary care providers (PCPs) manage the said mental condition. It discusses the assessment and diagnosis of the three types of childhood depression which are major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder and bipolar affective disorder. Child depression could be treated by ensuring safety, establishing social support system, and using antidepressant medication.


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