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ERIC Number: EJ896857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1342
Suicides in Adolescents: Benefit/Harm Balance of Antidepressants
Saz, Ulas Eylem; Arslan, Mehmet Tayyip; Egemen, Ayten
Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, v3 n1 p13-15 2007
Introduction: Depression is an important cause of suicide in adolescents. It has been speculated that antidepressants themselves can increase the risk of suicide. Method: Cases of adolescents admitted to the Ege University Pediatric Emergency Department in Turkey due to suicide attempt were assessed. Results: Nine of 13 suicide attempts during June 2005 were due to overdose of antidepressants prescribed for major depressive disorder. Conclusion: Well-designed studies are needed to elucidate the role of antidepressant drugs in suicide. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey