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Strong Empathy a Must

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2014; 111(18): 330; DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2014.0330a

Beutner, F

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The paper says nothing about the critical role strong empathy plays when dealing with these children and adolescents. Whether this empathy is genuine or just evidence-based is something they are particularly sensitive about. The algorithm is too complex to be useful, especially in a statutory health insurance setting. It is unfortunate that fluoxetine is the only approved medicine. Of all selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), it has the longest half-life and is thus the most difficult to control. As it contains only the active enantiomer, escitalopram can be recommended.

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2014.0330a

Dr. med. Franz-Ulrich Beutner

Burgdorf, fub_bu@me.com

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