Depression is a severe disorder that can result in huge problems in thinking, mood, and behavior among friends, at home or even in school. It is estimated that about five percent if teenager is suffering from major depressive conditions. According to study, just like in adults, depression is adolescents and children can be treated. Given antidepressant drugs or medication, known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been proved beneficial to adolescents and young children suffering from major depression disorder or (MDD).
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Antidepressant drugs and procedures are usually effective means of treating anxiety and depression in teenagers and children. However, SSRIs utilization in youths and young children should be monitored carefully though rarely; there can still be adverse side effects.
Mayoclinic. ‘Antidepressants For Children And Teens – Mayo Clinic’. N.p., 2015. Web. 20 Feb. 2015.