FDA Issues Strong Antidepressant Warnings

by Jon Henshaw

Salon.com reports:

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday ordered that all antidepressants carry “black box” warnings that they “increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior” in children who take them.

“Antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior … in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder and other psychiatric disorders,” the warning begins. Those risks must be balanced against clinical need, the label indicates in a warning surrounded by a black box, hence the “black box” designation.

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