Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Depression: Should My Child Take Medicine to Treat Depression?|
|Audience||Parents with a child with severe symptoms and hasn't gotten better with counseling alone.|
|Options included||Have your child take medicine for depression.
Don't have your child take medicine.
Use counseling or home treatment to help manage your child's symptoms.
|Year of last update or review||2021|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:|
|7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid|
|9 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision|
|Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing|
Last modified: 2019-06-26.