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What happens if a teen who isnt actually depressed is on antidepressents?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not Much

If anyone takes antidepressants when they are not really needed, the most likely outcome is simply a lack of further improvement in mood.
There is not usually an abnormal elevation of mood or any higher percentage of side effects.

In brief: Not Much

If anyone takes antidepressants when they are not really needed, the most likely outcome is simply a lack of further improvement in mood.
There is not usually an abnormal elevation of mood or any higher percentage of side effects.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Many of the antidepressants are contraindicated for anyone under 18 due to the risk of suicide.
There are also heart, nervous system and many other potential side effects.

In brief: Depends

Many of the antidepressants are contraindicated for anyone under 18 due to the risk of suicide.
There are also heart, nervous system and many other potential side effects.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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