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Antidepressants Causing Suicides in Kids

The use of antidepressants in kids has been explodinng. They have been clearly associated with violent behavior in kids. Earlier this year the UK banned nearly all antidepressants in kids due to the increased risk of suicide. Now, according to sources inside the Food and Drug Administration, a scientist at the FDA has been barred from publicly presenting his finding that several leading antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal behaviors among children. The child psychiatrist reviewed data from 20 clinical trials involving more than 4,000 children and eight different antidepressants. His preliminary analysis, according to two FDA sources familiar with the report's contents, concluded that there was an increased risk of suicidal behavior among children being treated for depression with Paxil and several other antidepressants.

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San Francisco Gate February 1, 2004

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