- 1. Antidepressants should be combined with cognitive therapy for depressed adolescents. Adding cognitive behavioral therapy enhances the safety of medication with depressed adolescents. Suicide is the major concern when treating depressed adolescents with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
- 2. No additional benefit of cognitive therapy with an antidepressant for adolescents. There was no evidence of a protective effect on suicidal thinking or action with the addition of CBT to an antidepressant in depressed adolescents. In contrast to an earlier study in the United States cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) does not improve outcome of treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).
- 3. Teen Depression, Nobody is Immune.Teen depression or depression during adolescence can be hard to discover. Even young good looking kids can suffer from it.
- 4. Adolescent Brain and Depression. There are many differences between the neurobiological correlates and treatment response of depressed adolescents and adults.
- 5. Should Adolescents be given Antidepressants. A discussion in the British Medical Journal.
- 6. Is SSRI prescription drop associated with Suicide Increase in Adolescents?. Links to excellent critical posts about this topic.
- 7. Adolescents they are brain damaged people. The way adolescents act and react such as poor decision making, recklessness, and emotional outbursts makes many parents hopeless. At least that’s what I remember from my parents although I was a very agreeable adolescents. The title of this post is by Dr. Huxtable, Bill Cosby in The Cosby Show who has the same opinion as many parents.
And what about electroconvulsive therapy?