Study looks at suicide risk while using antidepressants

07/21/2004 | Reuters ·

A new study on the influence of antidepressants on suicidal behavior concludes the risk of such behavior is real, regardless of which drug is used, but it is highest during the first days of treatment and withdrawing patients from the drug does not increase the risk. The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the risk similar for Paxil, Prozac and other antidepressants and found no significant difference between their effects on adults or children. Separately, two Republican House members called for an investigation of FDA in-house disputes over the risk of antidepressants.

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