Pediatric depression typically presents in primary care and is undertreated . A nationally representative survey in the United States found that nearly 40 percent of teenagers with major depression or persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) were not treated .
This topic provides an overview of treating pediatric depression. Pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for juvenile depression, as well as the assessment, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis of depression, are discussed separately.
●(See "Pediatric unipolar depression and pharmacotherapy: General principles".)
●(See "Pediatric unipolar depression and pharmacotherapy: Choosing a medication".)
●(See "Psychosocial treatment for adolescent depression".)