Journal article

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

Sarah E Hetrick, Joanne E McKenzie, Alan P Bailey, Vartika Sharma, Carl I Moller, Paul B Badcock, Georgina R Cox, Sally N Merry, Nicholas Meader

Cochrane Database Syst Rev | Wiley | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorders have a significant impact on children and adolescents, including on educational and vocational outcomes, interpersonal relationships, and physical and mental health and well-being. There is an association between major depressive disorder and suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide. Antidepressant medication is used in moderate to severe depression; there is now a range of newer generations of these medications. OBJECTIVES: To investigate, via network meta-analysis (NMA), the comparative effectiveness and safety of different newer generation antidepressants in children and adolescents with a diagnosed major depressive disorder (MDD) in terms of..

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