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This session outlines the difference between ‘situational dysphoria’ and a depressive disorder, discussing which young people could be safely treated by their GP and when it is best to refer to CYPS. The management of depression including medication, psychological therapies and social interventions is also explained as well as  the most common anxiety disorders that emerge in children and adolescents and how to manage these using a biopsychosocial approach.

Learning objectives:

  • Overview of how depression presents in the different age groups in children and adolescents
  • Guidelines of the management of depression in young people and when to refer
  • Overview of the common anxiety disorders that present in children and adolescents
  • Gain a better understanding of the management of anxiety disorders