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Study concludes antidepressants benefits outweigh risks for teens

Recent debate has centered around whether antidepressants can cause suicidal behavior. A new analysis concludes that the benefits of antidepressants outweigh the risk of suicidal behavior in young people. The report published recently in the Journal of American Medical Association analyzed 27 studies of young people being treated with antidepressants for depression as well as obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders and found that the risk of suicidal thinking is smaller than previously thought.

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