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Depressed Young Adults More Likely To Start Cigarette Smoking

Young adults who have suffered from depression within the past year are at a higher risk of initiating substance use including cigarette smoking and use of alcohol or illicit drugs. The findings, based on the largest national survey on substance use and health, were reported today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Studying Antidepressant Use Among Children, Adolescents With Mental Illness

Are antidepressants effective as treatments for mentally ill children and adolescents? Are they harmful? These questions have been the topic of immense public debate and are of considerable public health importance.

To learn more about the role of antidepressants in the treatment of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trials Network (CAPTN) is launching the first independently funded large-scale safety registry to track antidepressant use among youth.

Researchers Lead First-Line Therapy In Treatment For Major Depression

Decision Resources finds that Forest Laboratories' Lexapro and generics-dominated fluoxetine lead first-line therapy in the treatment of major depression. According to the new report entitled Treatment Algorithms in Major Depression, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which include Lexapro and Prozac, account for 63.6 percent of patients on first-line therapy.