Recommendation ID
An appropriately blinded, randomised controlled trial should be conducted to assess the efficacy (including measures of family and social functioning as well as depression) and the cost effectiveness of fluoxetine, the favoured psychological therapy [emerging from another suggested trial - as specified in paragraph 4.1 of the document], the combination of fluoxetine and psychological therapy compared with each other and placebo in a broadly based sample of children and young people diagnosed with moderate to severe depression (using minimal exclusion criteria). The trial should be powered to examine the effect of treatment in children and young people separately and involve a follow-up of 12 to 18 months (but no less than 6 months).[2015]
Any explanatory notes
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Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Depression in children and young people: identification and management
Date issued
September 2005

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? N/A  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   N/A