Antidepressants: Are They Safe for Children and Teens?

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In the last few years, concerns over whether or not antidepressants are safe for use by children and teens have gained the spotlight in the public consciousness. These concerns are mainly tied to reports that certain antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thinking and suicide attempts in some children and teens. What are the real risks when using antidepressants in children and teens?

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Types of Depression

The term “depression” is actually an umbrella term that encompasses several different types of depressive illnesses. All of these illnesses share certain characteristics, but they affect each person’s life differently. Find out more about major depression, bipolar depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and other types of depression here.

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Depression Treatment Options

Individuals who have been diagnosed with a depressive disorder have many treatment options available to them. Psychotherapy (including Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), prescription medications, as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) are just some of the treatments for depression.

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