Drugs, but not therapy, prescribed for children's depression

10/9/2008 | USA Today

A new study shows while children are routinely prescribed antidepressants, many are not getting mental health therapy, which is considered the second half of the treatment regimen. Researchers say an analysis of insurance claims from 2006 on 6.8 million children and teens found that in the six months following a new prescription for antidepressants just more than 40% of children had a therapy session.

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