Depression in children and young people: identification and management : guidance (NG134)

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
25 June 2019


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.


This guideline includes new and updated recommendations on:

These supplement the existing recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Commissioners and providers
  • Children and young people with depression and their families and carers

Guideline development process

How we develop NICE guidelines

This guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG28 (September 2005).