Britain Warns of Putting Kids on Anti-Depressants British health officials say young people should not be prescribed most drugs in a common class of antidepressants because they may do more harm than good. Among the risks cited by Britain's regulatory agency is an increased chance of suicide in patients under 18. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Richard Gorman of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Britain Warns of Putting Kids on Anti-Depressants

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British health officials say young people should not be prescribed most drugs in a common class of antidepressants because they may do more harm than good. Among the risks cited by Britain's regulatory agency is an increased chance of suicide in patients under 18. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Richard Gorman of the American Academy of Pediatrics.