Antidepressants in children and adolescents--changes in utilisation after safety warnings.

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BACKGROUND Antidepressants, in particular selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are one of the most commonly used classes of psychotropic drug in children and adolescents. Beginning in June 2003, evidence emerged suggesting that antidepressants may increase risk of suicidal behaviour in young people. This evidence was accompanied by national and… (More)

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