Current Use of Antidepressant Medication in Children
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 9, Number 6&7, September 2018
Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dr. Hafeman has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
The issue of emergent suicidal thinking has weighed on us since the 2004 black box warning—amplified by the re-analysis of the now infamous study 329, which found the emergence of previously under-reported suicidal thinking. How do we offer hope for effective use of medication while balancing the potential risks? Dr. Danella Hafeman has made a close study of it all and sheds light on the problem.