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 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Depression
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
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: 2017-04-06.