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Is it abnormal for a teenager to take medication for depression?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: No
Various antidepressants are approved by the fda to be used in the adolescent popuation.
It is not unusual, or inappropriate, for them to be used if the level of depression is significant and if the medication use is being well monitored.

In brief: No
Various antidepressants are approved by the fda to be used in the adolescent popuation.
It is not unusual, or inappropriate, for them to be used if the level of depression is significant and if the medication use is being well monitored.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Many teenagers do take medication for depression, however, many of the drugs used are contraindicated for teenagers because they can increase the risk of suicide.
It is more important to find the real medical cause of the depressed symptoms than just covering the symptoms with drugs.

In brief: Maybe
Many teenagers do take medication for depression, however, many of the drugs used are contraindicated for teenagers because they can increase the risk of suicide.
It is more important to find the real medical cause of the depressed symptoms than just covering the symptoms with drugs.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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