Gauging Risks, Benefits of Prozac in Teens A new study provides the strongest evidence yet that Prozac can help alleviate depression in teenagers, especially when the drug is combined with talk therapy. The research comes at a time of growing concern about the safety of antidepressants in young patients. NPR's David Baron reports.
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Gauging Risks, Benefits of Prozac in Teens

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Gauging Risks, Benefits of Prozac in Teens

Gauging Risks, Benefits of Prozac in Teens

Gauging Risks, Benefits of Prozac in Teens

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A study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association shows that Prozac in combination with a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective for treating depression in teens. But the study also shows a small increase in "harm-related behaviors," including suicide attempts, among teens on Prozac. NPR's David Baron reports.