The relationship between antidepressant prescription rates and rate of early adolescent suicide.

  title={The relationship between antidepressant prescription rates and rate of early adolescent suicide.},
  author={R. Gibbons and K. Hur and D. Bhaumik and J. Mann},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={163 11},
  • R. Gibbons, K. Hur, +1 author J. Mann
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of psychiatry
  • OBJECTIVE In 2002, 264 children and adolescents ages 5-14 died by suicide in the United States, the fifth leading cause of death. Of these suicides, 260 were in the 10-14 year age group, making suicide the third largest cause of death behind accidents and malignancy. Although 60% of suicides in the general population occur in the midst of a mood disorder, usually untreated, little is known about the relationship between treatment of mood disorders and youth suicide. The FDA recently linked… CONTINUE READING
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