A 26-year-old female asked:
If a doctor prescribes depression medication to an underage patient can the patient get depression later on in the years?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Many possibilities: Start with a teen or child with depression (there are many degrees of depression). If you do nothing, the patient suffers her depression and gets well, or suffers depression and has it on and off for years, or suffers depression and gets well but gets depressed again many years later. If she gets early treatment, she suffers less, but can still get symptoms off and on, or a recurrence years later.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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