Depression in Ugandan Adolescents

More than 50% of Ugandans are children and the mental health needs of this population largely go unmet. Children
with mental health problems often have a multitude of problems including rejectionby their families and communities, low educational achievement, poor self-esteem
and dysfunctional relationships. Despite the glaring need for mental health services for children and adolescents in Uganda,there is only one child and adolescent psychiatrist for more than four million children.