August 9, 2023 at 12:37 pm

Why Do Some Drugs Cause Suicidality as a Side Effect?

A new article published today explores possible reasons why some medications cause suicidality (akathisia). We’re always glad to see this critical topic covered.

“A number of approved drugs (including, antidepressants) carry warnings about side effects that include depression and suicidal thoughts, particularly in younger patients – with some including the strongest warning mandated by the FDA: a black box warning. For example, a study in suicidal behavior in adults taking paroxetine (Paxil/Seroxat) found an increase in attempted suicide in the drug group compared with placebo – and GSK has faced a major lawsuit connected with the drug.”

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