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FDA Issues Warning on Antidepressants


Possible Suicide, Severe Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks in Children and Adults

The FDA has sent a letter to drug manufacturers requesting labeling changes on these antidepressants — warning of possible suicide, worsening depression, anxiety, and panic attacks in adults and children.
Antidepressants have the potential for provoking a manic episode in [bipolar] people
The FDA has been closely reviewing studies of antidepressants in children for the past year after an initial report on studies of Paxil and other drugs suggested an increased risk of suicidal thoughts in children given antidepressants. No suicides occurred in any of the trials, the FDA reports.

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