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Sertraline treatment for a 16 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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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

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