Duty to Warn? Debating Antidepressant Suicidality
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 11, Number 7&8, October 2020
Martha J. Ignaszewski, MD
Fellow, University of California, San Francisco
Glen Spielmans, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN
Dr. Ignaszewski and Dr. Spielmans have disclosed that they have no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
For 16 years, since the FDA black box warning about suicidality with antidepressants, our community has been quoting data that downplays this concern. We were wrong. We were deceived. Antidepressants can be lifesaving, but there really is a duty to warn. Drs. Martha Ignazewski and Glen Speilmans talk with us about what went on and how to talk about it with our families.