Re: Family court judge “ashamed” that NHS cannot find bed for suicidal teenager
This honorable judge should be informed that antidepressants are ineffective in teenagers, and might double the risk of suicide and aggression.
All depressed patients are at risk of suicide, but there exist no valid methods to predict when it will occur.
Does this judge propose to hospitalize ALL severely depressed teenagers?
And if so, which pharmacological therapies should be used, during that forced hospitalization?
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