If your child is between ages 12 and 18, ask the doctor about screening (testing) for depression – even if you don’t see signs of a problem.
Why do I need to get my teen screened for depression?
Depression can be serious, and many teens with depression don’t get the help they need.
The good news is that depression can be treated with counseling, medicine, or a combination of both. When you ask your child’s doctor about screening for depression, find out what services are available in case your teen needs follow-up care.