Here is the "black box" warning which is now required on antidepressant medication.
They will do it but it really will be at the doctors and your parents descretion. Being that your 17, I'm sure the doctors will go along with it. The parents might be a different story. Might be easier for you to wait till your eighteen.Do they make low dosage medication.
Sorry i'm not very familiar with all this yet but I wanted to make sure before I did some major convincing of the parental units.