Antidepressants and Suicide: When Treatment Kills

Antidepressants and Suicide: When Treatment Kills

by Joyce Libal


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Antidepressants and Suicide: When Treatment Kills by Joyce Libal

Millions of prescriptions for antidepressants are filled in the United States and Canada every year. The media, however, has been filled recently with stories that link antidepressants and suicide, particularly among adolescent patients. Teens and their parents need to know the answers to these questions: What are the medical conditions for which anti depressants are prescribed? Are these drugs effective? What about side effects? Are these medications dangerous? Do antidepressants prevent suicide-or might they cause this unthinkable act? What questions should a patient ask a doctor before deciding on this treatment? Get the FACTS-they could save a life!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422204078
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Series: Antidepressants Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.24(d)
Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction     6
What Is Depression?     9
Antidepressants: What Are They and How Do They Work?     31
Antidepressants and Suicide: What's the Connection?     51
Other Violent Behaviors and Antidepressants     67
Experts Weigh In     75
Risks vs. Benefits     89
Further Reading     98
For More Information     100
Glossary     102
Bibliography     105
Index     109
Picture Credits     111
Biographies     112

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