The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines when it comes to identifying depression and other mental issues among teenagers.
The American Academy of Pediatrics said in a report that one in five teens experience depression, but it often goes undiagnosed.
AAP now recommends pediatricians and doctors screen kids as young as 12.
The guidelines are targeted for teens people ages 10 to 21 and distinguish between mild, moderate and severe forms of major depressive disorders, the AAP said.
Doctors at TLC Pediatrics conduct written and oral depression screening for children ages 12 and older.