Author | David A. Brent, MD


Shedding Light on the 'Black Box': Treating Pediatric Depression

May 01, 2005


The FDA has issued a "black box" warning about the use of all antidepressants in the pediatric population due to a 1.8-fold increase in suicidality on drug compared to placebo. Yet these medications can be an effective tool in treating depression. How should parents and patients be educated, considering this information?