Graham Emslie of the University of Texas
, Southwestern Medical Center, concludes that treatment
of major depression
is as effective for children as it is for adults. (American Medical Association, Archives of General Psychiatry, November 15, 1997)
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds (approximately 5,000 young people) and the sixth leading cause of death for five to 15 year olds. The rate of suicide for five to 24 year olds has nearly tripled since 1960.