Depression in children and young people: identification and management

London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE); 2019 Jun 25.


This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. Based on the stepped-care model, it aims to improve recognition and assessment and promote effective treatments for mild and moderate to severe depression.

Who is it for?:

  1. Healthcare professionals

  2. Commissioners and providers

  3. Children and young people with depression and their families and carers

Publication types

  • Review