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[Medical treatment of depression in children and adolescents].

[Article in German]

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Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie/Psychotherapie der Universität Ulm. michael.koelch@uniklinik-ulm.de

Abstract

Pharmacological treatment of depression in minors is contested after some published warnings about suicide related behaviour among youths treated with SSRI. This paper examines the last developments concerning antidepressant use in minors, prescrition patterns and evidence of antidepressants used in minors. Reviewing the guidelines and practise parameters, metaanalyses and the TADS-study a recommendation for an evidence based use in minors can only be given for Fluoxetine. Safety aspects should be taken into consideration during the treatment and patients should be kept in close contact to their therapists to observe suicidal related behaviour and adherence.

PMID:
17451152
DOI:
10.13109/prkk.2007.56.3.224
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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