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Escitalopram has been approved by FDA in the treatment of adolescents with major depressive disorder since March 2009. To date, there are only 3 clinical trials assessing the effect and validity of escitalopram on major depressive disorder, which of them has resulted in inconsistent findings. In the present study, the authors aimed to assess the effect and validity of this drug in the treatment of adolescents with major depressive disorder and or anxiety disorders.
Escitalopram has been approved by FDA in the treatment of adolescents with major depressive disorder since March 2009. Although Wagner and colleagues reported that escitalopram has a tendency toward positive findings for the treatment of pediatric patients with major depressive disorder in their study it was found that this effect has not reached a statistical significance. Noteworthy the authors reported statistical significance for escitalopram when they only included adolescent subgroup into further analysis. However, there are also clinical trials in the literature reporting the effectiveness of escitalopram on adolescence major depressive disorder (Emslie, Findling). It was indicated that no serious adverse effect of escitalopram was reported in these studies comparing escitalopram with placebo. In this study the authors aimed to investigate the effect and reliability of the drug in the treatment of adolescents with major depressive disorder and/or anxiety disorders. Additionally, cognitive behavioral therapy and SSRIs are indicated for the first-line treatment of anxiety disorders. The authors included escitalopram for the treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders.
Major Depressive Disorder
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Erzurum Regional Training & Research Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-04-21T07:08:22-0400
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