Suicide Risk with Antidepressants Varies by Age

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The Food and Drug Administration says the suicide risk linked with antidepressants varies by age group.

Reuters reports people under 25 who take the drugs have a higher risk of suicide.

But that risk goes down with age.

Older adults taking antidepressants don't seem to have the same side effect.

Four years ago, the FDA issued it's strongest warning, a so called "black box" warning, that said kids and teens using antidepressants have higher risk of suicide.

Two years later, the warning extended to young adults 18 to 24.

New studies now show the lowest risk of suicide is actually with the elderly.

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