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
Voelker R. Researchers Probe Depression in Children. JAMA. 2003;289(23):3078–3079. doi:10.1001/jama.289.23.3078
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