Warnings on antidepressants may have backfired

June 19, 2014 12:08 AM

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Warnings on antidepressants may have backfired

Warnings that antidepressant medications might prompt suicidal thinking in some young people may have backfired, resulting in more suicide attempts, new research suggests.

The study, published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal, is not the first to show that antidepressant use by young people fell sharply after warnings from the Food and Drug Administration and subsequent media coverage in 2003-04. But it is the first to link the change to an increase in suicide att...

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