Do antidepressants have a role in the treatment of youth depression? (March 2016)

The use of antidepressants for young people is controversial and has left clinicians uncertain on how and when they might be prescribed. This webinar will discuss the evidence available around the use of medication for young people with depression, looking at the benefits and potential harms.

The information in this webinar is current as at March, 2016.

Who is this webinar for?

Clinicians and researchers working in primary care, mental health, and human services settings.

What will you learn in this webinar?

  • The evidence available for the effectiveness, or lack thereof, of antidepressant use in young people

  • The key risks of antidepressant use in young people

  • Understand potential novel treatments for youth depression


Christopher DaveyDr Christopher Davey, Psychiatrist and Senior Research Fellow, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and the University of Melbourne
Christopher Davey is a consultant psychiatrist at Orygen, where he leads a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, and other allied health professionals in the Youth Mood Clinic, who assess and manage young people with severe and complex mood disorders. His research includes studying effective treatments for depression, and using neuroimaging to better understand depression and its treatment.
Chris completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia, and trained in psychiatry in Sydney and Melbourne. He completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne, and since then has obtained a number of fellowships and project grants.