Americans 'Worried' Over Antidepressants Modern antidepressant drugs called SSRIs have benefited millions of people with mental disorders, but it's the possible dangers of those drugs that have grabbed headlines lately. NPR's Snigdha Prakash reports.
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Americans 'Worried' Over Antidepressants

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Americans 'Worried' Over Antidepressants

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Americans 'Worried' Over Antidepressants

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The safety of antidepressants for children has received much attention lately, after several studies suggested that the drugs may increase the risk of suicidal behaviors in young patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is studying the issue and members of Congress are urging regulatory action. NPR's Snigdha Prakash reports that the drumbeat of news about antidepressants reflects broader concerns about the power of drug companies and whether the FDA is providing appropriate oversight.