Interventions and Treatment

Antidepressants Little to No Help for Children and Teens

June 16, 2016 | Emily Taylor

After analyzing data from 34 studies involving more than 5,000 youths 9-18 years old, researchers found only fluoxetine (Prozac) was more effective than a placebo in relieving the youths’ depressive symptoms. Considering risk vs. benefits, researchers concluded that antidepressants may not be worthwhile for children and teens with major depression.

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