When the FDA warned against use of antidepressants in 2004, doctors wrote fewer prescriptions. The teen suicide rate, which had been falling, rose significantly in 2004 and 2005. In 2007, the FDA updated the warning to say that “depression and certain other serious psychiatric disorders are themselves the most important causes of suicide.” Surprise!
Less use of anti-depressants, more teen suicide
September 4, 2008 by