Do you believe that SSRI's (antidepressants) can be implicated in suicide and murder cases?
Over the years, there has been much discussion in the media about the prevalence of murder or suicide cases where the perpetrator was on prescription antidepressants. Many of those were young people.
Here is an article which points the reader to a site listing numerous instances of crime related acts linked to the use of SSRI medications.
This web site explores some specific cases, even some who have been proven legally to implicated antidepressants, It states: “In (July 2003, the FDA has advised that no one under age 18 should be prescribed Paxil for depression, owing to the risk of suicide.”
In 2004, and again in 2006, Dr. Ann Blake Tracy testified to the FDA regarding her research on the correlation between drugs and violence, and the conclusions she has drawn.
What is your opinion on this? Do you believe that there is cause for caution, or even some sort of change in the prescription of these very powerful medications? And do you believe that the FDA has been sufficiently responsible in responding to these concerns?