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Higher Doses Of Antidepressants May Raise Teen Suicide Risk


Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, Body-Mind-Spirit, health, healthcare )

Cal
- 209 days ago - npr.org
Antidepressants are thought to increase the risk of suicide in young people, but that may be caused by starting them on larger doses of the drugs, a study finds.



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 3:10 am
I would have thought (from the ads) that they were not for young people. I guess the question that is raised from this article, is if those that are given higher doses is being done because they are more at risk of suicide. I'm currently taking an anti anxiety pill (my wife died, I'm moving - countries, I'm selling a house in a country I am not in) but it acts more like a sleeping pill for me.
 

. (0)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 4:58 am
arigato
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 5:20 am
Deal with the root of the problem: their soul
 

Azaima A. (224)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 6:02 am
This is the elephant in the living room. Pharma will do anything to prevent this from being front page news. Thank you care2 for putting it on your front page
 

Panchali Yapa (14)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 6:11 am
Thank you
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 8:11 am
Lots of conflicting research regarding antidepressants. For some they are lifesavers. I personally think everyone who is prescribed antidepressants should also be prescribed a counsellor, a strict diet and exercise plan and diary in which they keep track of how they are feeling.. and the doctors should keep a close eye on the diary entries. Really learn to listen to their patients.
 

Debbie S. (33)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 10:35 am
I agree, address the real problems and deal with them rather than give drugs that cause other problems and do not solve anything
 

B Lewenza (76)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 6:43 pm
I agree with the fact that Dr.'s need to take the time to really evaluate the individual situation before writing the prescription and take the time to get to the root of the problem. Young adults are really not fully mature until they are 25 which means that their brain is unable to handle such a strong dose so it reacts differently on them. I think that they really should be recommended to a Dr. who specializes in this area so they are properly evaluated and then if there is a need at all start them out slow. Drugs only mask the problem they don't cure.
 
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