“MHRA Consultant Calls for Antidepressant Use in Young”


Bob Fiddamen dissects the issue of suicidality, bizarre behavior and antidepressants in light of BMJ Open’s publication of “Suicide-related events in young people following prescription of SSRIs and other antidepressants“, which disputes the current stance of the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency that children should not be prescribed antidepressants.

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  1. As I read this study it seems to say that there is an increased risk of suicide on the day the drug is given, but that could be due to recording issues, that otherwise there is not much increase in suicide related issues but that there is not much decrease either.

    So not very effective drugs then?

    PS I’m trying to learn how to read and interpret scientific papers, so I might well be wrong. Guidance is most welcome