Dealing With Side Effects of SSRIs

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely used as the first-line treatment for depression and anxiety in children and adolescents, but they are associated with significant adverse effects (AEs). Studies have shown that up to 50% of kids experience side effects from SSRIs, depending on the sample size and the type of study. 

Effective Psychotherapies for Childhood Anxiety

While there are many different anxiety disorders, the mainstay of treatment for nearly all of them is the same: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

The Psychopharmacology of Anxiety Treatment in Children and Adolescents

The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report

Anxiety disorders are common in young people, affecting 4%–7% of children. It appears that the majority of “adult” anxiety disorders begin in childhood and are stable and often chronic conditions, so an effective intervention can have lifelong benefits.

Expert QA

Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Anxiety disorders, in general, for children and adolescents, can be a very big problem. A big issue is that anxiety disorders are often not the first diagnoses considered and they are often overlooked.

Side Effects of Antipsychotics in Children

Aat a certain point [in my research career], with all the children and adolescents who were being prescribed psychiatric medications, I thought that the adverse effects of antipsychotics in this young patient population were worth examining.