Antidepressant therapy for major depression in children and adolescents

January 16, 2006

Dr. Graham Emslie, a world leader in research into the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents, along with colleagues Amy Cheung and Taryn Mayes review the evidence from published and unpublished randomized controlled trials on the benefits and harms (including suicide and suicide ideation) of antidepressant therapy for major depressive disorder in pediatric patients. They also make clinical recommendations based on their findings.

p. 193 The use of antidepressants to treat depression in children and adolescents -- A.H. Cheung et al

http://www.cmaj.ca/pressrelease/pg193.pdf
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Canadian Medical Association Journal

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