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Does the FDA place warnings on antidepressants?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now placed a warning on the labels of antidepressants. Some findings show that antidepressants have a negative effect, particularly on adolescents and young adults. The FDA warning on antidepressants states that anyone - of any age - who takes an antidepressant should be observed closely, particularly during the first weeks of treatment. Side effects to watch for include worsening depression, suicidal thinking, difficulty sleeping, agitation, or withdrawal from social situations.

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