Archive: Teens & Anti-depressants, Adeena Niazi

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We take a look at a controversial health issue -- teenagers and anti-depressants. A British study found that adolescents on some anti-depressants had an increased number of "suicide events" -- anything from suicidal thoughts to actual attempts. The findings have prompted Health Canada to issue a warning for seven anti-depression medications, including the popular Prozac. But what does this warning mean for young people who are depressed? Do they simply need more monitoring, or are these drugs too dangerous for some kids to take? Let's ask our medical panel. Dr. David Goldbloom is a psychiatrist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Dr. Amy Cheung is also with the Centre. She's a child psychiatrist who specializes in teens and depression. And Dr. Ruth Stirtzinger is psychiatrist in chief at the George Hull Centre for Children and Families in Toronto. Our X-Factor segment features Adeena Niazi.
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Mar 02, 2004
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