Depression in Children and Adolescents: Guidelines for School Practice

Donna Mazyck with Dr. John Desrochers, Gail Houck

Depression in schools is a big problem that often goes unrecognized. The estimates of children impacted by depression is as high as 20% of school aged kids. Signs can begin as early as first grade. Early detection is critical and school nurses are uniquely positioned to spot the precursors and to intervene. This segment provides invaluable guidelines for school practice.

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April 19, 2013
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Dr. John Desrochers is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist who has worked with children and families for more than 30 years. Gail Houck is a professor in the School of Nursing at Oregon Health & Science University. As a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, she has an intense interest in understanding the optimal ways to foster optimal development and mental health in children.
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