Which SSRIs are safe for children?
Fluoxetine is FDA-approved for children and adolescents and Escitalopram is FDA- approved for adolescents. Other SSRIs have also been found to be effective. A psychiatrist will recommend the best one for your child based on multiple clinical factors that will be addressed during treatment.
Can a 12 year old take antidepressants?
In general, antidepressants are safe and effective to treat depression and anxiety in children and teenagers, especially when combined with psychotherapy.
What antidepressants are prescribed for children?
Of all the antidepressants, only fluoxetine (Prozac™) has been FDA approved to treat pediatric depression. For obsessive compulsive disorder in children and teenagers, FDA has approved only fluoxetine (Prozac™), sertraline (Zoloft™), fluvoxamine, and clomipramine (Anafranil™) .
Why are SNRI’s more effective than SSRIs for depression?
The benefits of antidepressants such as SSRIs and SNRIs are thought to be due to their effect on neurotransmitters, or the effect keeping them in the nerve synapse for longer has on the way the brain operates. The truth is, experts, don’t really know what causes depression, or even how antidepressants work.
How does serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors ( SNRIs ) work?
Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) Antidepressant SNRIs help relieve depression symptoms, such as irritability and sadness, but some are also used for anxiety disorders and nerve pain. Here’s how they work and what side effects they may cause. By Mayo Clinic Staff
Are there any new generation non SSRI antidepressants?
New-Generation, Non-SSRI Antidepressants: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Pharmacological Interactions. Part 1: SNRIs, SMSs, SARIs
Is it safe to take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor ( SSRI )?
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They can ease symptoms of moderate to severe depression, are relatively safe and typically cause fewer side effects than other types of antidepressants do.