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Study Questions Antidepressant Risks

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Science  20 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5823, pp. 354
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5823.354b

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Two years after regulatory agencies worldwide warned doctors to take great care in prescribing antidepressants to children and teenagers because they might increase "suicidality," an analysis of 27 clinical trials of the drugs in youngsters has found a negligible risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. (Read more.)