by Julie Fidler, Natural Society:
The largest-ever review of the effects of antidepressants on teens uncovered some incredibly disturbing findings, including that the drugs raise the risk of suicide in kids under 18.
Now, this link is nothing new. We just reported in September that the selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug Paxil was found to make teens suicidal.
In 2005, it was revealed that a Harvard psychiatrist and the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. hid a secret 1988 internal memo showing that Lilly’s own controlled clinical trials of the blockbuster antidepressant drug Prozac had a significantly higher rate of suicide attempts, hostility, violence, and psychosis than four other commonly used antidepressants in the 1980’s and 1990’s. 
The shocker is not that the medications can be more dangerous than depression itself, but the fact that drug companies are still lying about it.
Researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Center, and University College London, analyzed 70 trials of the most common antidepressants, involving more than 18,000 people. They found that SSRI antidepressant drugs doubled the risk of suicide and aggressive behavior in teens under 18 years of age. 
One child and adolescent psychiatrist cautioned against jumping to conclusions.
“The results from this study do not allow us to state that ‘antidepressants double the risk of aggression and suicide in children’,” said Dr. Mara Parellada, from the Complutense University of Madrid.
“There was no single death by suicide in children and adolescents in the 70 trials reviewed for the article.” 
But not so fast…
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