Using SSRI Antidepressants and Other Newer Antidepressants to Treat Depression in Young People

There continues to be debate over the use of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) to treat depression in young people, with many clinical researchers arguing that SSRIs are essential for treating depression in this age group, while others claim the contrary.

What further complicates this issue is the potential for bias to be introduced into this debate if only positive findings from SSRI drug trials are published in peer-reviewed journals, which was certainly the case in the past.

This resource examines existing evidence on the use of SSRIs in young people with depression and what role they may play in the delivery of good clinical care.


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