Pediatric antidepressant use drops, USA
As from 2003 many antidepressants started carrying warnings about the raised incidents of suicidal thoughts. According to the FDA, 2% of children taking antidepressants have more suicidal thoughts.
Prozac is the only antidepressants approved for children.
Many psychiatrists worry that these label warnings could have a negative effect on adolescent suicides. From 1990 to 2002 adolescent suicide rates fell by over 30%. It will be interesting to see whether suicide rates have continued to fall, have remained flat, or even started creeping up.
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