Children, serotonin and suicide
Rey, J. M. (2005). Children, serotonin and suicide. Australian Prescriber, 28(5), 111-113.
Controlled trials show that psychosocial treatments such as cognitive behaviour therapy1 and interpersonal psychotherapy are effective in mild to moderate paediatric depression. However, effectiveness in severe depression (when symptoms are serious and last more than six weeks in at least two of three contexts - home, school, peers) is questionable.2 This raises the question of drug treatment.