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Bland P. Evaluating therapies for depression in children and adolescents. Practitioner July/August 2020;264(1839):7-9

Evaluating therapies for depression in children and adolescents

24 Jul 2020Registered users

Fluoxetine, either alone or in combination with cognitive behaviour therapy, appears to be the most effective treatment for children and adolescents with moderate to severe depression, a systematic review and network meta-analysis has concluded. NICE recommends that antidepressants should not be initiated in primary care.

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