Why recognizing, treating depression should be a staple of pediatric care

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A new way of combating teen depression is working. It focuses on pediatricians and making sure teens have follow-up care. A team of researchers at Washington University here in St. Louis is behind it.

The CDC reports teenagers’ feelings of sadness and hopelessness are higher than ever among teenagers, especially girls. A mental health crisis compounded by a pandemic and a shortage of psychiatrists and therapists are adding to the problem.