Study links high doses of antidepressants to suicide risk in youth

April 29, 2014 1:33 AM

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Study links high doses of antidepressants to suicide risk in youth

Using higher than normal doses can double the rate of self-harm among children, teens and young adults.

There is reason to suspect that higher dosages of a certain type of antidepressant has the potential to increase the risk of suicide in younger persons, according to a new study. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine on April 28, the study concluded that higher dosages of antidepressants known as sele...

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