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Blackbox warning for SSRIs in children and young adults

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

Talking about, or hearing about the black box warning for SSRI (SRI) medications in kids and adolescents can be really intimidating. Parents worry about starting their children on a medication that could potentially increase suicidal thoughts or behaviors and practitioners sometimes struggle with how to cover the subject. In this video I hope to provide some answers to both groups. I hope that patients and family can get a better, deeper understanding of the risks and benefits, and that practitioners can also be comfortable with both prescribing and talking about these very useful medications.

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