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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 11253

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Publication type: Journal Article

Menkes DB, Jureidini JN, Mansfield PR.
Skepticism about antidepressants for under 18s
BMJ Rapid Response 2007 Aug 22; epub


Hickie asserts that antidepressant drugs can benefit those under 18 (1). The best evidence supporting this assertion comes from a meta-analysis by Bridge et al (2) concluding that the benefits of newer antidepressants outweigh the harms posed by treatment-induced suicidality. This conclusion warrants skepticism for several reasons…


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Hickie I. Is depression overdiagnosed? No. BMJ 2007;335(7615):329 (18 August)


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