What were the effects of the FDA’s warnings regarding suicide in children taking antidepressants?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Some studies have shown that the FDA warnings regarding suicide in children on antidepressants may have had the unintended result of a decrease in the rates of diagnosis and treatment of depression, as well as dosing adjustments by physicians and an increase in suicidality. It has also been noted that monitoring of these patients did not increase following the warnings. [186, 187]


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