Best evidence suggests antidepressants aren’t very effective in kids and teens. What can be done instead?
Even before COVID-19 lockdowns, school closures and strict social distancing, depression was on the rise in children and teenagers around the globe. By the age of 19, around 25% of adolescents are estimated to have experienced a depressive episode. By the age of 30, this figure grows to 53%. A number of studies point to an increasing use of antidepressants in young […]