Antidepressants: Are They Safe for Children and Teens?

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In the last few years, concerns over whether or not antidepressants are safe for use by children and teens have gained the spotlight in the public consciousness. These concerns are mainly tied to reports that certain antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thinking and suicide attempts in some children and teens. What are the real risks when using antidepressants in children and teens?

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