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The prevalence and use of antidepressant medication in pediatric cancer patients.

Authors
  • Portteus, Andrew
  • Ahmad, Naveed
  • Tobey, Daniel
  • Leavey, Patrick
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert
Publication Date
July 2006
Volume
16
Issue
4
Pages
467–473
Identifiers
PMID: 16958571
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The prevalence of ADM use in pediatric cancer patients (10.2%) was higher than the reported rates of depression (4-8%) and ADM treatment (1%) in the general pediatric population. Teenagers and those who received opiate analgesic medications during their cancer therapy represent a subgroup of children in whom further study of depression and cancer therapy may be valuable.

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