Treatment for children with depression is largely similar to that for adults, but there is concern that children may be at greater risk of having suicidal thoughts after taking anti-depressants.
The Food and Drug Administration in the US issued a public warning in 2004 of an increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviour in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder when they are treated with anti-depressants.
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