January 8, 2013 Study Questions Effectiveness of Therapy for Suicidal Teenagers By BENEDICT CAREY Most adolescents who plan or attempt suicide have already received at least some mental health treatment, raising questions about the effectiveness of current approaches to helping troubled youths, according to the largest in-depth analysis to date of suicidal behaviors in American…

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Today's news reports about an increase suicide rate in 2004 offer an opportunity to witness how the media unwittingly disseminates pharmaceutical industry generated propaganda.

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An analysis published in the current issue of the British J of Psychiatry (BJP)  of the suicide rate among schizophrenia patients treated at the same hospital in North Wales (UK) before psychotropic drugs and patients treated (in and out of hospital) with neuroleptics and /or atypical antipsychotics, found a 20-fold increase in the suicide rate since use of psychotropic drugs. 

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Authors of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Task Force on SSRIs and Suicidal Behavior in Youth: their known ties to the pharmaceutical industry

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