Year: 2008 Source: CMAJ, v.178, no.8, (April 8, 2008), p.1025-1026 SIEC No: 20080391

Health advisories are issued to protect the public but regulatory bodies face the dilemma of balancing this objective with uncertainty in the underlying evidence. The contradictory results of studies on the use of antidepressants with children & adolescents are used to illustrate this issue. (12 refs.)