TITLE

Wishful thinking: antidepressant drugs in childhood depression

AUTHOR(S)
Tonkin, Anne; Jureidini, Jon
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Oct2005, Vol. 187, p304
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the authors' views on the efficacy of the use of antidepressant drugs to cure childhood depression. The authors refer to five unpublished trials conducted by using placebo controls, which they state have failed to indicate any advantages that antidepressants may have over placebos. They also inform that the evidence presently available shows that SSRIs should not be used for first-line treatment in children with depression.
ACCESSION #
25214901

 

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