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    Depression (PDQ®): Supportive care - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Pediatric Considerations for Depression

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    Refer to the subsection on Depression and Suicide in the PDQ summary on Pediatric Supportive Care for information on pediatric considerations for suicidality and cautions about the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

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