SSRIs are only studied for 8 weeks. If you take them longer than 8 weeks, you become an experimental subject. SSRIs have dire long term side effects. There are 268 of them including drug-induced Parkinson’s disease, tardive dyskinesia (permanent movement disorders), diabetes, hair loss, problems with the nails, not to mention suicide and homicide tendencies. In my opinion, no child should be on any psychiatric drugs. Parents could buy and read Jeff Bland’s book, “The Disease Delusion”. Use the real new medicine…functional medicine. That is my experience and opinion. The University of Toronto psychiatrist, David Goldbloom, recommends to family physicians in his book, “Psychiatry in Primary Care”…..lifelong medication. That has become the standard of care even though it is an experiment.