Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
184 Doctors are Online

Sertraline treatment for a 16 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1716 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi I am 16 and have been perscribed sertraline to treat depression but on the leaflet it says not to be given to people under 18 to treat deppression
Doctor :   Yes
User :   And the side affects are increase in suiside faults especially in under 18's so should I keep taking them
Doctor :   It is an drug which is avoided below 19 but
Doctor :   Is it prescribed by an psychiatrist?
User :   So why did my theropoist give them 2 me
User :   Yes
Doctor :   If the signs of indications are present
Doctor :   then they do prescribe it

Question is related to
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor