Fluoxetine was discovered by Eli Lilly and Company in 1972, and it entered medical use in 1986. In 2019, it was the 20th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States with more than 27 million prescriptions!
Caregiver support is critical to the treatment of childhood depression. Although there is no quick fix for depression, caregivers play an important role by maintaining a supportive environment and teaching healthy habits. This info sheet describes habits and skills that foster children’s mental well-being.