Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression in children and adolescents

  • Protocol
  • Intervention


  • S Hetrick,

  • M Proctor,

  • S Merry,

  • P Sindahl,

  • A Ward

Ms Sarah Hetrick, Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Orygen Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Level 1, 369 Royal Parade (Woolhouse), Parkville, VICTORIA, 3052, AUSTRALIA.


This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

1.To determine whether SSRIs are superior to placebo in the treatment of child and adolescent depression
2.To determine whether there are differential responses to SSRIs between child and adolescent patient populations
3.To determine whether there are different responses to different SSRIs.