SSRI adverse events: how to monitor and manage.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA.
International Review of Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 1.8). 05/2008; 20(2):203-8. DOI: 10.1080/09540260801889211
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ABSTRACT Antidepressants are efficacious for pediatric major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and non-OCD anxiety disorders. Antidepressants should be used in an evidence-based fashion, with frequent monitoring for side effects, especially when initiating treatment and adjusting dosage. With diligence to appropriate prescribing and monitoring, the benefits of therapy outweigh the potential of treatment related risk.

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