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Antidepressant Warnings Backfire

In an attempt to caution the public of an increased risk of suicidal thoughts in young people taking antidepressants, the warnings issued by U.S. officials may have had an obverse effect, says an article published by Reuters.  The study, published in BMJ, suggests that the cause of the problem may be doctors avoiding prescribing antidepressants to patients in need, who were using the medications appropriately. The study concluded that despite a decrease in people taking antidepressants, more suicides were recorded among young people.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in BMJ.