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Use of antidepressants among children and adolescents in Finland 1998-2005

  • At: 2008 FIP Congress in Basel (Switzerland)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: BELL, J Simon (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)
  • Co-author(s): Svala, Anni (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)
    Foulon, Veerle (Faculty of Pharmacy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium)
    Chen, Timothy F (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)
    Koskinen, Hanna (Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Finland)
    Saastamoinen, Leena K (Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Finland)
    Bell, J Simon (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)
  • Abstract:

    Background: Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects approximately two percent of children aged up to 12 years and between four to eight percent of adolescents aged 13 to 18 years. However, fewer than half of children and adolescents with MDD receive treatment before the age of 18. Recent debate has focused on safety of selective serotonin reuptake

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Last update 4 October 2019

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