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New generation antidepressants for depression in children and adolescents: a network meta-analysis (Protocol)

SE Hetrick, N Meader, AP Bailey, PB Badcock, CI Moller, GR Cox, SN Merry, JE McKenzie

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | Wiley | Published : 2020


Objectives: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows:. To investigate, via network meta-analyses (NMA), the comparative effectiveness and safety of different newer generation antidepressants in children and adolescents with a diagnosed major depressive disorder (MDD). Specific objectives, in order of priority, are to:. estimate the relative effects of newer generation antidepressants compared with placebo and with each other on depression, functioning, suicide-related outcomes and other adverse outcomes; estimate the relative ranking of the included newer generation antidepressants for the outcomes of depression, functioning, suicide-related outc..

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