Depression and Anxiety

The most prescribed medication for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression is the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Children of age 7 and above can take only fluoxetine, (Prozac®) as it is FDA approved for both disorders. Other medications for children suffering from OCD are fluvoxamine (Luvox®), sertraline (Zoloft®) and clomipramine (Anafranil®). These medications play a vital role in improving the improper behaviors and facilitates in enhancing social skills and maintaining eye contact. Currently researches are going on about the safety and effectiveness of SSRIs.

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