Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Understanding the new guidelines to diagnosing depression

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently announced new depression screening guidelines.

Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their “Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care.” This is the first update of the 2009 document crafted by the AAP and the Canadian Pediatric Society along with psychiatric associations from both countries. These guidelines recognize that pediatricians and other primary care providers are often…

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How to talk to your child about mental health

It's important to talk about mental health with your child from an early age

Just like your child’s physical health, it’s also important to keep an eye on their mental health. As a parent, we tend to our child’s needs. Whether that’s an unexplained rash, a high fever or a sore throat, we monitor our child’s physical health and take them to the doctor when we have concerns. Sometimes…

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