Saturday, November 10, 2007

Prof. Jan Fawcett on Black Box Suicide Warning for SSRI

The effect of these warnings was to decrease the prescription of anti-depressants. Decreased long term treatment resulted in an increase of suicides after years of steady decreases.

In girls ages 10 to 14, suicide increased 76%, and in girls 15 to 19, 32%, in 2004 after the above FDA black box warning.

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