Untreated depression can lead to problems both now and later in life, including poor school performance, reckless behavior, substance abuse, and other social and personal problems. The good news is that taking action now can reduce these risks, and that you have options.
Clinical research studies of child depression treatments are now enrolling. If your child qualifies for one of these studies, he or she may receive at no cost:
- Fast and frequent access to a local child psychiatrist with no wait.
- Depression medication approved for use in adults at no cost.
- Payment for your time and travel.
- No insurance needed.
If you think your child has depression, take action now and explore the clinical research option.