Cooper WO, Callahan ST, Shintani A, Fuchs DC, Shelton RC, Dudley JA, Graves AJ, Ray WA. Antidepressants and suicide attempts in children. Pediatrics. 2014 Feb;133(133). 204-10. PMID: 24394688 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3904271
Recent data showing possible increased risk for suicidal behavior among children and adolescents treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) antidepressants have created significant concern among patients, families, and providers, including concerns about the risk of individual antidepressants. This study was designed to compare the risk for medically treated suicide attempts among new users of sertraline, paroxetine, citalopram, escitalopram, and venlafaxine to risk for new users of fluoxetine.