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Teen Suicides Rise as Antidepressant Use Drops

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Teen Suicides Rise as Antidepressant Use Drops

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Teen Suicides Rise as Antidepressant Use Drops

Teen Suicides Rise as Antidepressant Use Drops

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Two new studies show that teen suicide rates rose sharply in 2003 and 2004.

They also say there was a drop in the use of antidepressants by teens and preteens for the same years.

The drop in use was partly the result of warnings that the drugs can cause some young people to have suicidal thoughts.

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