Highly respected analysts have called into question the effects of “Black Box” warnings about the potential association between antidepressant use and suicidality amongst children and adolescents. They point out that it is apparent that the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors and suicide attempts among youths, adolescents, and young adults due to taking antidepressants was never as high as the risk due to untreated depression. They point out that the antidepressant black box warning about suicide dampens effective drug and non-drug treatment and monitoring for depression, and suggest that because teen suicide attempts are accelerating it’s appropriate to think about removing this warning. To read the full commentary follow this link
Have FDA Black Box warnings about antidepressants actually caused harm to children?
Aug 30, 2018