What are the most common uses of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) in pediatric patients?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Derrick Lung, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Stephen L Thornton, MD  more...
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In the past few decades, the prescription of SSRIs for the treatment of depression has far surpassed that of cyclic antidepressants. However, the decreased use of cyclic antidepressants for depression has in part been attenuated by expanded applications for these agents, such as treatment of chronic pain syndromes. In the pediatric population, they are commonly prescribed for the treatment of the following:


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