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Re: News - Antidepressants Vindicated?

Posted by blueboy on September 16, 2007, at 10:43:43

In reply to News - Antidepressants Vindicated?, posted by jrbecker76 on September 8, 2007, at 21:40:40

The whole "SSRI's cause teen suicide" hysteria seemed to me to be junk science.

I had a pdoc, an old guy with a lot of experience, tell me once that the primary risk of suicide came not at the bottom of a major depressive episode, but when the person began to improve; the pain and period of suicidal ideation may be present during the worst of a depressive episode, but the physical act requires positive activity.

In other words, some people get so depressed that they can't even kill themselves. You could say, they don't have enough energy.

I always wondered why this explanation wasn't at least advanced and explored in connection with suicide and early use of SSRI's. This is just more idiot "post hoc ergo prompter hoc" nonsense.

Kid takes pill, kid commits suicide, therefore the pill "caused" the suicide. Pffft.

I would certainly keep careful watch over anyone with massive depression who starts a potentially effective treatment.




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