Antidepressant suicide warnings 'may have backfired'

June 19, 2014 1:01 AM

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Antidepressant suicide warnings 'may have backfired'

US warnings about the risk of suicide in young people prescribed antidepressant medication may have backfired, research suggests.

A study, in the British Medical Journal, showed a sudden fall in antidepressant prescriptions and a rise in suicide attempts after media reports of the connection.

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