Good News on the Antidepressant Front
> 12/27/2005 11:24:27 AM

USA Today is reporting today that antidepressant prescriptions for children declined this year.  This news should encourage further cutbacks in unnecessary prescriptions because it shows that therapy and other treatments are proving successful for many.

USA Today quotes child psychiatrist David Fassler:
"We'll need to continue monitoring the situation closely over coming months and years," he says. "The most important question is not how many are taking antidepressants, but whether or not kids are getting the most appropriate treatment possible."

For more information, check out:
The FDA's "Antidepressant Use in Children, Adolescents and Adults"


The title made me cringe.The posting took away the cramp.Never the less, as long as the idea of these drugs being "cures" is still being supported by health care professionals, and there is no broader push for therapy instead of medication, this will only be a drop on the hot stone (as a German saying goes).Though, many drops will also hollow out the stone, so keep your eyes open for more drops ;)
Posted by: JasonMR 12/27/2005 5:34:59 AM

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