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Nepal Medical College Journal
Depression which is characterized by hopelessness and loss of interest in social activities is common during adolescence. However it is often unrecognized and the burden is even more in low income countries. It also increases the risk of suicide in future. Hence in a developing country like Nepal it is important that such cases are detected at the early stage preventing further worsening of the condition. A simple set of questionnaires like Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) 9 can be used todoi:10.3126/nmcj.v21i1.24857 fatcat:rhishkz2abdxhlmmcnf2znpqha