FDA warns on antidepressants, suicide

The Food and Drug Administration warned about a possible link between antidepressants and suicide on Friday, its second statement on the issue. The agency said adults who take the drugs should be closely monitored -- especially when they first begin their prescriptions or when a dose is changed. The agency had earlier warned that children given antidepressants are vulnerable to increased suicidal tendencies. There is some controversy over the need for such warnings. Many critics have argued that depression itself -- not the drugs used to treat it -- is responsible for most suicide attempts.

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