Medical News and Perspectives
June 18, 2003

Researchers Probe Depression in Children

JAMA. 2003;289(23):3078-3079. doi:10.1001/jama.289.23.3078

For more than two decades, childhood depression has presented researchers and clinicians with some of the most fascinating and anxiety-provoking questions in the fields of psychiatric and psychological research. Some, like whether prepubertal youth are even capable of being depressed and successfully treated, have been answered with a resounding "yes." Others, like the impact of long-term antidepressant use on the developing brain, remain for the future frontiers of research.

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