Preventing and Treating Depression in Children and Youth

November 11, 2004

Depression is relatively common, affecting over 35,000 children in BC. Children with depression feel sadness or irritability, lose pleasure in normal activities, and experience other symptoms that cause significant distress and impairment at home, at school or in the community.

This report outlines the best available research evidence on preventing and treating depression in children. For both prevention and treatment, cognitive-behavioural techniques are highly effective.





Short Report (244 KB)

Full Report (237 KB)