New Guidelines Published to Help Recognize, Treat Teen Depression

Updated March 6, 2018 This content is archived.

Sourav Sengupta, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry; and Michael R. Cummings, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, talk about the recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that children age 12 and over undergo annual depression screenings. “The rate of suicide has gone up in the 10 to 14 population astronomically from 2006. While we don’t really know what causes that, it aligns directly with social media, and the pressures that teens, particularly female teens, go through is astronomical compared to a generation ago,” Cummings said.