Antidepressant Drugs and Suici A Food and Drug Administration study seems to confirm suspicions that antidepressant drugs may increase the risk of suicidal behavior in children and teens. The FDA re-examined nine different antidepressants. It found that young people given the drugs were more likely to harm themselves than those who took placebos. NPR's David Baron reports.
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FDA Study Links Antidepressants, Teen Suicide

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FDA Study Links Antidepressants, Teen Suicide

FDA Study Links Antidepressants, Teen Suicide

FDA Study Links Antidepressants, Teen Suicide

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The Food and Drug Administration releases a long-awaited analysis of the possible risks posed by antidepressants to children and teens. The study comes on the heels of a report published earlier this week that showed Prozac can help alleviate depression in adolescents, but also raises the risk of suicidal behaviors.

The new FDA analysis similarly concludes that young patients taking antidepressants could be at increased risk for self harm. NPR's David Baron reports.