Argumentative Essay On Adolescents And Antidepressants

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Depression is a serious mental illness that most adolescents struggle with, through their teenage years of life. Suicides rates are increasing as the years go by, especially in teens and adolescents. There are several controversial treatments and antidepressants for depression and they seem to work with teens, but not all. Allowing a teen to have an antidepressant should not be aloud because studies have shown that most teens and adolescents does not benefit them with their brain. In today’s society, doctors give teen a antidepressants and send them on their way. Giving antidepressants to teens and adolescents is not the route to go when treating depression. According to the American Psychiatric Association depression is “a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act” (Parekh). The possible cause of depression are “faulty mood regulation by the brain, genetic vulnerability, stressful life events, medications, and medical problems” (Harvard). “Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in this United States, and the second leading cause of death between the ages of 15-34” (Suicide). Depression is increasing rapidly throughout the United States today. If suicide is the tenth leading cause of death, shouldn’t …show more content…

If antidepressants do not work for the patient there are other clincal trial pills that a patients could also take for mild to moderate depression. The University of Vermont’s Emily Tarleton researched a clinical trial for an over the counter magnesium pill. “Consumption of magnesium chloride for six weeks resulted in a clinically significant improvement in measures of depression and anxiety symptoms” (Nachbur). This treatment relieved the patients symptoms, some as early as two weeks. This pill is a more natural approach if the patient would not like to take the prescribed

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