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“Poor Access To SSRIs May Result In Suicide Inequalities”

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This September 7, 2014 Medical Research and News article talks about recent findings that may show that poor access to SSRI antidepressants could be a factor in the risk of suicide in some populations.

“Depression and kids: Why antidepressants shouldn’t be ruled out”

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This June 24, 2014 article on the Philly.com website talks about suicide in kids and teens and whether the risk outweighs the benefit when it comes to treating a child who is depressed with medication or not.

English: Kids at shore

English: Kids at shore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Primary Care Providers May Balk at Giving Teens Antidepressants”

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This January 15, 2014, Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about research indicating that pediatricians tend to be uncomfortable with prescribing antidepressants to teens with moderate or severe depression.  The researchers found that the more knowledgeable a pediatrician was about depression, the more likely they were to consider prescribing antidepressants those with less knowledge were likely to be more reluctant to prescribe them to teens who are depressed.

On the Threshold of Eternity

On the Threshold of Eternity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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