Depression affects approximately 1.9 million children and adolescents and the problems that depression can cause are myriad. Many patients and families choose to use complementary and alternative medicine to treat a vast number of conditions, including depression. Here’s what you need to know about the 6 supplements often used to combat depression.
As the rate of suicide climbs, the ability to access shows like 13 Reasons Why without parental supervision grows, and social media pushes an impossible quest for perfection, it has become more important than ever for parents, caregivers, and educators to have a good understanding of what depression is and what the signs are.
Patients with diabetes have an increased risk of developing depression. A new study in Pediatric Diabetes, however, takes this one step further, suggesting that depressive symptoms among youths with diabetes varies by diabetes type.
For many of us in pediatrics, depression and other related diagnoses can present a challenge. Our counterparts who treat adults see and treat depression more often and are often more comfortable with both diagnosis and treatment. It's time to work on this.
Pediatricians are the ideal first-line providers to help identify, refer, and support new mothers affected by postpartum depression.
Clinically significant depression can occur in children aged as young as 3 years. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms and identify risk factors in your young patients.
A new study in JAMA Psychiatry provides another reason to recommend long-acting reversible contraceptives to adolescent female patients: oral contraceptives may increase the risk of depression.
Fast food is a common element of many teenagers’ diets. This ubiquitous nature has frustrated pediatric providers fighting the tide of pediatric obesity, but a new small study from University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers indicates that another negative consequence could be an increased risk of depression.
This month’s quiz will test your knowledge of key diagnostic points in the screening process for depression in primary care. You’ll test your knowledge on 5 key points. Each point gives you context for the correct answer—and, most importantly, provides valuable resources.