Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Michael Gordon

Email: Michael.Gordon@southernhealth.org.au
MBBS, MPM, MD, FRANZCP, Cert Child Psychiatry, RANZCP, Consultant Psychiatrist and Unit Head, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria

Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors A review of the side effects in adolescents

It cannot be assumed that the side effects of SSRIs in adolescents will be the same as in adults. Adolescents have developmentally different pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics to adults. For...

Risk assessment and initial management of suicidal adolescents

In assessing risk, clinicians have been limited by a lack of consistent and uniform terminology and definitions for suicidal ideation and behaviour.4 For example, what one clinician might label a...


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