Antidepressants are used to treat depression and other disorders such as anxiety and panic, and eating disorders. Currently, there are more than twenty different antidepressants available for adults and teens. Prescription use among teens between the ages of ten and nineteen continues to grow despite concerns about the overmedication of our youth. This illuminating book informs teens about side effects and the slight increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in teens who begin taking antidepressants. Readers also learn about the benefits, and that psychotherapy is often an effective companion to prescription use.