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Guidelines for youth depression: time to incorporate new perspectives

Norman P Zimmerman
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (9): 557-558.
Published online: 1 November 2010

To the Editor: I cannot argue with the push by Hickie and McGorry for services for young people from 12 to 25 years of age who suffer from “depression”.1 But I question their sequencing of treatments model that pervades the beyondblue draft clinical practice guidelines about which they editorialise.

  • Norman P Zimmerman

  • Clayton Community Mental Health Clinic, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: ianh@med.usyd.edu.au

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