Monday, 1 February 2016

Analysis shows antidepressants double suicide risk in under 18s

"An analysis of 70 trials of the most common antidepressants - involving more than 18,000 people - found they doubled the risk of suicide and aggressive behaviour in under 18s. "

"Although a similarly stark link was not seen in adults, the authors said misreporting of trial data could have led to a ‘serious under-estimation of the harms.’ "

"For years families have claimed that antidepressant medication drove their loved ones to commit suicide, but have been continually dismissed by medical companies and doctors who claimed a link was unproven."

"The review - the biggest of if its kind into the effects of the drugs - was carried out by the Nordic Cochrane Centre and analysed by University College London (UCL) who today endorse the findings in an editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). "

"After comparing clinical trial information to actual patient reports the scientists found pharmaceutical companies had regularly misclassified deaths and suicidal events in people taking anti-depressants to `favour their products`."

"Experts said the review's findings were `startling` and said it was `deeply worrying` that clinical trials appear to have been misreported."

What happened in Columbine ?

Were antidepressants involved ?

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