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Benefits of Antidepressants appear to outweigh the risks for children, teens

Antidepressant research found evidence of an overall small but increased risk of treatment-emergent suicidal ideation/suicide attempt. However, the pooled random-effects risk differences of suicidal ideation/suicide attempt for each indication were all less than 1 percent.

Requests for Antidepressants Can Influence Physician Evaluation of Depression

Patients who initiate a general discussion about the need for antidepressant medication with their primary care physician are more likely to be thoroughly evaluated for depression than those who make a brand specific request or no request.