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High antidepressant doses raise risk of suicidal behavior in children, young adults
High antidepressant doses raise risk of suicidal behavior in children, young adults (April 29, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Boston - High doses of antidepressants raise risk of self-harm among children and young adults, according to a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers studied data on over 160,000 people between the ages of 10-64 years. Participants had depression and had started antidepressant treatment with a SSRI at modal, or at higher than modal doses. Results showed that children who started antidepressant treatment with high doses had rates of suicidal behavior 2x higher than those prescribed average doses
 
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