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August 18, 2004

Treatment of Adolescents With Major Depression: Contributions of a Major Trial

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Dr Glass is Deputy Editor, JAMA, and is with the Department of Psychiatry, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

JAMA. 2004;292(7):861-863. doi:10.1001/jama.292.7.861

The publication of the results of the Treatment for Adolescents With Depression Study1 (TADS) in this issue of JAMA is certainly timely in view of recent and widely publicized controversies regarding treating adolescents with depression.2-4 Beyond that, these results shed new light on some older controversies about psychiatric treatments. As is usually the case with good research, the study provides important answers but also raises several important questions.