Decreased growth during therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

@article{Weintrob2002DecreasedGD,
  title={Decreased growth during therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.},
  author={Naomi Weintrob and Daniela M Cohen and Yaffa Klipper-Aurbach and Zvi Zadik and Zvi Dickerman},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={156 7},
  pages={696-701}
}
BACKGROUND There is no information on the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on growth and puberty in children. We examined growth and growth hormone secretion in 4 children treated with SSRIs for various psychiatric disorders. DESIGN Case study. PARTICIPANTS Four children (3 boys) aged 11.6 to 13.7 years with obsessive-compulsive disorder or Tourette syndrome. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Growth, pubertal progression, and hypothalamic pituitary function. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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