Dr. Michael Shapiro discusses pediatric depression

ShapiroIn Florida, state law says that minors can’t consent to their own antidepressant medication treatment or admit themselves to a psychiatric hospital if they are depressed or suicidal.

Depression is often thought of as an “invisible illness,” but when does parental refusal for treatment of depression constitute medical neglect?

Click here to read Dr. Shapiro’s article about in The Conversation and see his video below.