Treating Depressed Mothers With Escitalopram May Have Greater Benefit to Children, Study Finds

The problem with such studies is that pharmaceutical companies spin them and focus solely on antidepressant medication treatment. The main focus of the study should be that effective treatment of the mother’s depression leads to improved parenting, which leads to happier kids. Also, the depressed mothers should¬†be offered the range of non-medication solutions, which includes psychotherapy, psychoeducation, self-help, support groups,¬†exercise, meditation, and natural supplements.

Researchers Propose Strategies to Minimize Adverse Events Associated With SSRIs in Youth

The focus on safety of SSRIs in youth seems too little, too late: