Boxed Warnings On Antidepressants Tied To Increased Suicide Attempts In Young People

USA Today (6/19, Painter) reports that according to a study published online June 18 in the BMJ, boxed “warnings that antidepressant medications might prompt suicidal thinking in some young people may have backfired, resulting in more suicide attempts.” While the study is “not the first to show that antidepressant use by young people fell sharply after warnings from the Food and Drug Administration and subsequent media coverage in 2003-04,” it appears to be “the first to link the change to an increase in suicide attempts among teens and young adults, researchers say.”

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— “Warnings on antidepressants may have backfired,” Kim Painter, USA Today, June 18, 2014.

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