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Type: Journal article
Title: Antidepressants and suicide in young people
Author: Goldney, R.
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia, 2007; 187(10):586-587
Publisher: Australasian Med Publ Co Ltd
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0025-729X
Statement of
Robert D Goldney
Abstract: A number of recent studies have allayed fears about antidepressants precipitating suicidal behaviour in young people. Indeed, antidepressants appear to be conspicuous by their absence of use in young people who die by suicide. Furthermore, there is concern that the reduced prescribing of antidepressants to young people may be associated with an increase in youth suicide in the United States. Although not first-line treatment, antidepressants should not be denied young people if psychosocial and cognitive behavioural therapies are not effective for major depression.
Keywords: Humans
Antidepressive Agents
Adolescent Psychiatry
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Description: The document attached has been archived with permission from the editor of the Medical Journal of Australia. An external link to the publisher’s copy is included.
DOI: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01423.x
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