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When SSRIs Are Not Your Friends

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907). Oil and gold on canvas by Gustav Klimt. [larger view]. I have not been writing much recently because I’ve been quite ill and haven’t even managed to leave my apartment for the past week to locate a stable wireless connection.

tags:, mental health, suicide, depression, bipolar disorder, SSRIs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, antidepressants, FDA black-box warning Prozac. Image: Tom Varco After a 2003 report linking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, with increased suicide rates among children and teen agers was published, the use of this class of antidepressants in these age groups has…