Children on antidepressants need better early monitoring

11/17/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Children on antidepressants receive less monitoring during the first 2 months of treatment than recommended by the FDA, researchers said. Study data showed children and adolescents were monitored less than three times per month on average; the FDA recommends four times per month, to watch for an increased risk for suicidality.

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