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Antidepressants in Children and Adolescents, to Give or Not to Give;When and What???!! | Abstract
International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology

International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology
Open Access

ISSN: 2469-9837

44-1258650017

Abstract

Antidepressants in Children and Adolescents, to Give or Not to Give;When and What???!!

Eman Ahmed Zaky

Depression in children is not rare; it is estimated to affect 2.8% of those younger than 13 years while such prevalence increases to 5.6% of those aged between 13 years and 18 years. Major depression disorder (MDD) in children and adolescents usually has its negative percussions on its sufferers physically, emotionally, and socially. It results from interplay between biological susceptibility and risky psychosocial and environmental stressors.

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