Larger initial doses of antidepressants may be tied to self-harm in young

04/28/2014 | USA Today

Children and young adults with depression who started treatment with higher-than-usual doses of antidepressants had a twofold increased risk of deliberately harming themselves compared with those given lower initial doses, a study showed. Researchers found no evidence that higher initial antidepressant doses were associated with self-harm among people aged 25 and older. The findings appear in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

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