Antidepressants in children: do the harms outweigh the benefits?

Author(s):
Dr Raj Persaud interviews Dr David Healy

Duration:
41 minutes

Credits:
0.5

Published:
March 2019

CPD domain:
Clinical

Type:
Podcast

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Close to 100,000 children in the UK are thought to be taking prescribed antidepressant medication, but are these drugs really doing them any good? Do the possible harms and side-effects of antidepressants in children outweigh their potential benefits, and what does the current evidence tell us? In this podcast, psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist Dr David Healy discusses his findings with Dr Raj Persaud, arguing that greater scrutiny of the evidence and a greater degree of professional autonomy are required in this area.

 

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