These are Children and Medication for Depression Resources.
Please also see:
Children and Medication for "ADHD" || Children and Medication for "Behavioral Disorders"
Children and Medication for "Early Puberty" || "Chemical Restraints"
General Children and Medication Resources
(click here for Organizations/Agencies)
Children 'Should Not Take Seroxat'
BBC News, June 10, 2003
Depression in Children & Adolescents
Fact sheet for physicians, from the National Institute of Mental Health, regarding diagnostic and treatment guidelines for depressed children and youth.
Medicines For Teens Backfire
Cincinnati Post, April 18, 2000
More U.S. Kids Taking Meds for Behavior, Depression
Reuters Health, March 28, 2002
N.Y. Sues Paxil Maker Over Studies On Children
Washington Post, June 3, 2004
A.P.A. Monitor, September, 1999
Trends in the Prescribing of Psychotropic Medications to Preschoolers
Journal of the American Medical Association, February 23, 2000 [PDF]
Use of Antidepressants in the Treatment of Child and Adolescent Depression: Are They Effective?
Research abstract originally published in Pediatric Nursing, 1999.
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American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-3007
Phone: (202) 966-7300
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
Phone: (847) 434-4000
American Counseling Association
5999 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-3300
TDD: (703) 823-6862
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5510
Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities
1100 Glendon Ave., Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 794-2583
The ChildTrauma Academy
5161 San Felipe, Suite 320
Houston, TX 77056
Toll-free phone: (866) 943-9779
Mental Health America
2000 N. Beauregard St. 6th floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (703) 684-7722
Toll-free phone: (800) 969-6642
National Institute of Mental Health: Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders
6001 Executive Blvd.
Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513
Report from NIMH on the treatment of children with mental/emotional disorders; includes sections on medications and other treatments; info on commonly-prescribed psychotropic medications, side effects, and the approved ages for prescriptions.
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