Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Survey Shows Black Box Warning Deters 40% of Clinicians

The August, 2007, Neuropsychiatry Reviews, (p. 1, 24) reports on a survey conducted by Tim Petersen. About 40% of psychopharmacology clinicians, treating children and adolescents felt discouraged from prescribing anti-depressants, directly because of the FDA black box warning of 2004 and of 2007. On the other hand, 60% felt anti-depressants helped with suicidality. Although this survey was informal, and unscientific, it still indicates the adverse impact on specialists.

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