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Second generation antidepressants should remain an option for children and adolescents with depression or anxiety

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39213.559317.DE (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:607

Abstract

Research question Are second generation antidepressants associated with suicidal ideation or suicide attempts in children and adolescents with depression or anxiety?

Answer Yes, but the risk is small and statistically non-significant. In general, the benefits of these agents outweigh the risks.

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