Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Depression Health Center

Font Size

Depression: Is Your Child Depressed?

Depression in children can have dire lifelong consequences. Do you know the signs?

Antidepressants: Research Behind the Black Box continued...

Other recent studies have shown that only about 2% of children and teens who killed themselves were taking an antidepressant at the time.

Prince says he thinks some good could also come from antidepressants carrying suicide warnings. "It's really a mixed bag," he says.

He shares concerns that the black-box label may scare people away from the medications, but it has raised awareness about the danger of suicide in depressed children and teens.

"It's also probably a good thing, although uncomfortable, that we actually have to talk about it with families," he says.

1|2|3

Today on WebMD

Male patient in session with therapist
Article
Depressed looking man
Article
 
mother kissing newborn
Slideshow
depressed woman at work
VIDEO
 
Woman taking pill
Article
Woman jogging outside
Feature
 
man screaming
Article
woman standing behind curtains
Article
 
Pet scan depression
Slideshow
antidepressants slideshow
Article
 
pill bottle
Article
Winding path
Article