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Screening Kids For Depression, Removing Guns From Homes
Screening Kids For Depression, Removing Guns From Homes

A national group of pediatricians is recommending that all children aged 11 to 21 should get screened for depression along with their annual physical checkup. The revised preventative care guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) also advise parents of children who are diagnosed with depression and at risk for suicide to remove any firearms and ammunition from their homes. Doctors from around the world have long advised mental health screenings as a way of catching serious behavioral disorders before they spiral out of control.

5 years ago
Tags: DepressionKids with DepressionMental HealthChildhood Depression