Depressed childrenBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7358.286/a (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:286
- Claire McKenna (email@example.com)
- BMJ Clegg scholar
Probably the last thing on your mind as a parent is that the rosy-cheeked cherub you have so carefully nurtured may actually have depression. It's not widely known but, as the editorial on p 229 of this week's BMJ explains, children do actually get depressive illnesses and they often go unnoticed and untreated.
Unsurprisingly, it seems that most websites …