Prescribing for depressed adolescents: Office decision-making in the face of limited research evidence

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  • Michael Gordon,

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    1. Child and Adolescent Stream, Early in Life Mental Health Service, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    • Correspondence: Dr Michael Gordon, Early in Life Mental Health Service, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Rd, Clayton, Vic. 3168, Australia. Fax: 03 9594 6333; email: michael.gordon@monashhealth.org

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  • Glenn A Melvin

    1. Department of Psychiatry, Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology, Southern Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Conflict of interest: Glenn Melvin has received competitive research funding from the National Health & Medical Research Council and beyondblue: the National Depression Initiative. Dr. Gordon has been involved in a comparative treatment trial for adolescent depression in which the sertraline was provided free of charge for the study.

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