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Antidepressants deemed dangerous in young people

Health
Family doctors should avoid giving antidepressants to children, new research has revealed. Scientists discovered the drugs caused a bigger increase in suicidal tendencies and aggressive behaviour than previously reported. This confirms Researchers from University College London (UCL)Family doctors should avoid giving antidepressants to children, new research has revealed. analysed 70 previous studies to find that the most commonly used drugs for depression (SSRIs and SNRIs) double the risk of suicide and aggressive behaviour. This was only found to be the case in teenagers and children. The researchers have said they believe that the true risks are not reflected by their analysis. They claim trials with negative results are under reported by the pharmaceutical industry leading t...