Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, April 12th, 2004
This greater caution, however, is not necessarily causing a decline in prescribing of SSRI or SNRI antidepressants for children or adolescents.
The majority of physicians believe that the benefits of antidepressants outweigh the risks. This is true across all specialties - particularly psychiatrists. Parents seem to agree with this view and are not pressuring doctors to remove their children from these drugs.
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