J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry.  2008 Jun;19(2):83-88.

Antidepressants in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea. sjyang@chonnam.ac.kr
  • 2Depression Clinical Research Center, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, Korea.

Abstract

Antidepressants, in particular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs), are one of the most commonly used classes of psychotropic drugs for treating children and adolescents. The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a black box warning concerning the increased risks of suicidal ideation and behavior associated with antidepressant treatment in children and adolescents. The aim of this review is to assess the risks and benefits of antidepressants in the treatment of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.

Keyword

Antidepressant; Child; Adolescent; Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Adolescent Psychiatry
Antidepressive Agents
Child
Humans
Psychotropic Drugs
Risk Assessment
Serotonin
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Suicidal Ideation
United States Food and Drug Administration
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
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