Rethinking childhood depressionBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7488.418-c (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:418
Summary of responses
- Birte Twisselmann, technical editor
Timimi argues that unhappiness among children seems to be rising, but labelling it as depression and prescribing antidepressants is ineffective and possibly harmful: it is time to focus on the underlying reasons. Many respondents agree, but whether the term depression is apt, whether what is under discussion is a disease or a normal reaction to life's events, and whether the …
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