Which form of therapy is associated with increased suicidal events in adolescents with major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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In TADS, suicidal ideation decreased less with fluoxetine therapy than with combination therapy or CBT. Suicidal events, but not actual suicides, occurred more often in patients receiving fluoxetine therapy (14.7%) than combination therapy (8.4%) or CBT (6.3%).


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