Title

Clinical guidance on the use of antidepressant medications in children and adolescents

RIS ID

64071

Publication Details

Lyndon, B., Rowe, L., Fraser, A., Efron, D., Walter, G., Wilson, I. G., Newman, L. & Silove, N. (2005). Clinical guidance on the use of antidepressant medications in children and adolescents. Australian Family Physician, 34 (9), 777-778.

Abstract

This statement is addressed to prescribers, especially general practitioners, and is intended to provide clinical guidance on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) when treating children and adolescents. While treatment of psychiatric and developmental disorders in children may include multiple modalities of therapy, this statement is focussed on medication.