Antidepressant Use in Children (November/December)

Date of Issue: 11/01/2015 | Volume: 6 | Number: 8

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This issue covers the assessment and diagnosis of depressive disorders in children and adolescents as well as latest on pharmacologic management, specifically antidepressant use.

In This Issue


Diagnosing Depression in Children and Adolescents

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder | Free Articles

Today, the idea that adolescents and children, even young children, can have a major depressive disorder is widely accepted. This article presents a series of case studies to illustrate ways of evaluating depression in children.

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Antidepressants and Suicidal Ideation in Young People: A Practical Approach

Topics: Antidepressants | Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder

In October of 2004, the FDA announced to drug companies that they should add black-box warnings about the risk of suicidal behavior in children and adolescents started on antidepressants. How have these black-box warnings affected clinical practice over the past decade?

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Expert Q&A

Antidepressant Use in Children and Teenagers

Topics: Antidepressants | Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder | Free Articles | Practice Tools and Tips | Psychopharmacology Tips

This Expert Q&A covers key things that John Walkup, MD, looks for in child and adolescent patients with depression to determine how they are likely to respond to different kinds of medication.

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