ACNP task force report on SSRIs and suicidal behavior in youth

J. John Mann, Graham Emslie, Ross J. Baldessarini, William Beardslee, Jan A. Fawcett, Frederick K. Goodwin, Andrew C. Leon, Herbert Y. Meltzer, Neal D. Ryan, David Shaffer, Karen D. Wagner

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This Task Force report by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology evaluates the safety and efficacy of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) antidepressants for depressed youth under 18 years. The report was undertaken after regulatory agencies in the United States and United Kingdom raised concerns in 2003 about the possibility that treatment of depression in children and adolescents with SSRIs may increase the risk of suicidal thinking or suicide attempts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-492
Number of pages20
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2006


  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Antidepressants
  • Children
  • Suicide
  • Suicide attempts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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