New guidelines are timely but miss an opportunity to emphasise early intervention for all young people
There are few mental health issues of greater concern to the wider community than the management of young people with depressive disorders. Consequently, the new draft clinical practice guidelines from beyondblue: the national depression initiative1 are timely. The previous National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical practice guidelines: depression in young people were produced in 1997 and rescinded in 2004, and a variety of other international perspectives are now available.2,3
Publication of your online response is subject to the Medical Journal of Australia's editorial discretion. You will be notified by email within five working days should your response be accepted.