Tuesday, 4 December 2012

New "quick and easy" reference guides for health professionals treating young people with depression

Following the development of NHMRC-approved Clinical Practice Guidelines for Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults in 2011, beyondblue has produced several "quick and easy" reference guides for busy health professionals.

beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell AO said busy people such as doctors and psychologists don't have time to search a thick document for the information they need when they have a young person with depression sitting in their clinic and needing help. "Health professionals told us that the beyondblue Clinical Practice Guidelines are an excellent resource for in-depth research, but for use on a day-to-day basis, they wanted the information in a more succinct and easily-accessible format. As a result, beyondblue developed these new resources to provide them with a summary of the main points in the Clinical Practice Guidelines to which they can refer quickly during a consultation with a young person," she said. The new guides are :

- Depression in young people - Executive Summary: A guide for primary care health professionals
- Assessment and management of depression in young people: A guide for primary care health professionals
- Engaging young people in health care: A guide for primary care health professionals
- Depression in young people: A desktop guide for primary care health professionals


http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=6.1247 Download the guidelines and the companion guides that support the guidelines

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