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While there is a very small risk of suicide in adolescents who
take antidepressants, they are also beneficial to many teenagers
with depression. All factors should be weighed in treatment
decisions, and patients should be monitored carefully.
Informal evidence shows that alcoholics who choose to attend AA
meetings do better than those who do not, and the longer they are
involved in attending meetings, the better their chances of
Research suggests that for patients who are starting treatment
for depression, their type of attachment anxiety should be taken
into consideration as a factor in determining the best course of
A study found that some mental health patients who were given a
choice of different types of treatment for depression, and who
received their first preference, had a better overall working
relationship with their therapist.
A study found that many adolescents who are prescribed medication
give or sell the drugs to other teens. Some of this diversion is
recreational, but some may be for therapeutic purposes or