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Study Recommends Drugs and Talk for Teens with Depression

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Study Recommends Drugs and Talk for Teens with Depression

Children's Health

Study Recommends Drugs and Talk for Teens with Depression

Study Recommends Drugs and Talk for Teens with Depression

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A new study out this week says teens with depression do best with a combination of drugs and talk therapy. The study is the largest of its kind, but it still doesn't settle the debate over whether using anti-depressants may make some teens suicidal.

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John March, M.D., professor of psychiatry. Chief, child and adolescent psychiatry, at Duke University Medical Center.