Warnings Against Antidepressants For Teens May Have Backfired

June 18, 2014 10:45 PM

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Warnings Against Antidepressants For Teens May Have Backfired

hide captionAntidepressant use nationally fell by 31 percent among adolescents between 2000 and 2010. Suicide attempts increased by almost 22 percent.

Government warnings that antidepressants may be risky for adolescents, and the ensuing media coverage, appear to have caused an increase in suicide attempts among young people, researchers reported Wednesday.

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