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Antidepressant Medications Not Necessarily the Best Solution for Children with Autism

EmaxHealth Health News

By Denise Reynolds RD for eMaxHealth.com

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are most often prescribed for symptoms of anxiety and depression in children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, an analysis of completed trials find that these antidepressant are not always the best solution, with researchers calling them “overrated” in terms of treating autism.

People with an ASD are particularly vulnerable to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, says the National Autistic Society, the UK’s leading charity for people affected by the disorders. Unfortunately, our current knowledge about depression in youth is limited, especially in developmental disorders where the individual who is unable to communicate his or her feelings of anxiety or distress.

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