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WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Treating children and teens suffering from depression with antidepressants may be both ineffective and potentially dangerous, a new analysis suggests. Of the 14 antidepressants studied, only fluoxetine (Prozac) was more effective in treating depression than an inactive placebo in children and teens, the review found. A new finding. Recent research from England reports that depressed children and teens taking antidepressants thought about or attempted suicide more often than those not taking these drugs.
In response to this report, the FDA reviewed the results of 24 research studies of children and teens. Of the 14 antidepressants studied, only fluoxetine (Prozac) was more effective in treating depression than an inactive placebo in children and teen. The only effective antidepressant for children and adolescents with major depression, the researchers said, is fluoxetine, sold under the brand names Prozac and Sarafem.
A Word From Verywell. In general, antidepressants are safe and effective to treat depression and anxiety in children and teenagers, especially when combined with psychotherapy. 6 Also, keep in mind that antidepressant use is often temporary and may just be needed for a short time. The most prescribed antidepressants are reuptake inhibitors. These medications for teenage depression prevent neurotransmitters from being absorbed back into the nerve cells in the brain.
The theory is that keeping levels of the neurotransmitters higher. Most antidepressants on the market are ineffective for children and teens with major depressive disorder, and some may be unsafe for young patients, according to. Atypical antidepressants: These antidepressants (including Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, and Effexor) have fewer side effects and are generally better tolerated by younger patients. Pros of medication.
For many teens, antidepressants combined with psychotherapy are an effective way to treat depression. Antidepressants can help teens in the following way. T he vast majority of antidepressants given to kids and teens are ineffective and potentially dangerous, according to a new study in The Lancet.
Antidepressants May Be Ineffective for Children and Teens A new study suggests that most commonly prescribed drugs may not be the answer for adolescents suffering with major depression. By Kaelyn Riley| June 29, 2016 Oxford University researchers have found that the majority of antidepressants are ineffective for children and teens.
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|from Berman’s Pediatric Decision Making E-Book|
|from The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Seventh Edition|
|from Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders: What We Know and What We Don’t Know|
|from Handbook of Australian School Psychology: Integrating International Research, Practice, and Policy|
|from Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Mental Health|
|from Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|from Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Policy, and Practice|
|from Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology|