Antidepressant-Induced Suicidality: What It Is and What You Should Do
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 9, Number 6&7, September 2018
Candace Good, MD.
Child & adolescent psychiatrist, SunPointe Health, State College, PA.
Dr. Good has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Do antidepressants actually cause children to be suicidal? If so, how do we detect it, and what should we do about it? In this article, we’ll give you a brief review of the most recent findings on antidepressant-induced suicidality (AIS) in children and adolescents, and then move on to some practical tips for how to evaluate and prevent this problem.