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Duty to Warn: Antidepressants in Children and Adolescents

For nearly 17 years, since the FDA black box warning about suicidality with antidepressants, our community has been quoting data that downplays this concern. We were wrong. We were deceived. Antidepressants can be lifesaving, but there really is a duty to warn. In this episode, Doctors Martha Ignaszewski and Glen Spielmans talk with us about what went on and how to talk about it with our families.

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Published On: 3/1/2021

Duration: 24 minutes, 36 seconds

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