Depression in Adolescents
Alternate Names : Teenage Depression
How is the condition diagnosed?
Screening tests for depression in teens include:
the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) 19
the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale
the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) 18
A teen who screens positively on one of these tests should have a comprehensive evaluation for depression. The evaluation may include a medical history, physical examination, and laboratory tests.