Latest thinking on antidepressants in children and young people

Bernadka Dubicka, Paul O Wilkinson

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Antidepressants continue to generate controversy as a treatment for children and adolescents. Amidst this controversy, rates of emotional disorders in young people are rising and the vast majority of children and adolescents with mental health disorders do not receive treatment.1 Mood disorders remain a leading cause of adolescent suicide. This editorial will review the recent meta-analysis of antidepressants by Locher et al 2 and discuss the conclusions within the context of clinical practice and known flaws in the evidence base.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2018


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