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Government Issues New Warning Regarding Anti-Depressant Use

The government now says anti-depressants increase the risk of suicide not just for children, but young adults too.

The FDA announced plans to extend so-called "Black Box" warnings on
anti-depressants beyond pediatric patients up to age 25.

A new analysis shows the drugs double the risk of suicidal behavior for that age group.

The FDA stressed that patients of all ages should continue to be carefully monitored for signs of suicidal tendencies when they are beginning treatment on the drugs.


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