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

@article{Gibbons2006TheRB,
  title={The relationship between antidepressant prescription rates and rate of early adolescent suicide.},
  author={Robert D. Gibbons and Kwan Do Hur and Dulal K. Bhaumik and J J Mann},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={163 11},
  pages={
          1898-904
        }
}
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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