Most Antidepressants Aren’t Effective for Children, New Study Finds

Nearly all antidepressants are ineffective and in some cases unsafe in children and adolescents with moderate to severe depression, according to a new study that analyzed previous research on the topic.

The study, published in the journal The Lancet earlier this month, concluded that among 14 regularly prescribed antidepressants only fluoxetine—brand name Prozac—was more effective than a placebo and had benefits that outweighed harms. On average, the Prozac was moderately more effective in treating the subjects.

Be the first to comment