ABCNEWS.com: Worried About Antidepressants? E-Mail Us

ABCNEWS.com: Worried About Antidepressants? E-Mail Us

Sat, 13 Dec 2003

FYI & ACTION

ABC News has issued a call to the public about adverse effects in children prescribed SSRIs!!

The Alliance for Human Research would greatly appreciate receiving copies of such complaints.

Vera Sharav

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Worried About Antidepressants? E-Mail Us http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/Living/antidepressants_mailform_031211.html

Antidepressant Danger? Worried About Your Child Taking Drugs For Depression? E-Mail Us

Dec. 11- British researchers are warning that drugs including Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor, Celexa, Lexapro, and Luvox should not be used in treating depression in children under 18. The drugs’ risks may outweigh their effectiveness, and some drugs have even been linked to suicide and other problems.

Are you under 18 and taking one of the drugs listed above? Or are you a parent with a child who is taking one of these drugs? Do you worry about the risks that may be associated with these drugs? Will you consider switching to something more accepted for children under 18, such as Prozac?

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