It's well documented that SSRIs, adderall and ritalin can cause depression as well as suicidal and violent thoughts in adolescents and even young adults. Their hormones and brain chemistry change rapidly. Too often, they are thrown at "problem children" by general practice physicians at the behest of teachers or frustrated parents. They should only be administered under the care of a psychiatrist, along with therapy and close monitoring. They often mask severe mental problem that need more intensive treatment, including hospitalization against their will. Something the ACLU has made virtually impossible.