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Incidence, clinical management, and mortality risk following self harm among children and adolescents: cohort study in primary care

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4351 (Published 18 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4351

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Let us hope that those children and adolescents are not started on antidepressant pills.
Not only such medications were proven ineffective in children and young adults, they are also harmful.
Antidepressants double suicidality in children.
References
http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i3234
http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i545
http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5626
http://www.bmj.com/content/332/7542/626.4
http://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i5504

Competing interests: No competing interests

24 October 2017
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hellas