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Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, the biggest ever review has found, as pharmaceutical companies were accused of failing to report side-effects and even deaths linked to the drugs.
An analysis of 70 trials of the most common antidepressants – involving more than 18,000 people – found they doubled the risk of suicide and aggressive behaviour in under 18s.

“It is absolutely horrendous that they have such disregard for human lives.”

Professor Peter Gotzsche, Nordic Cochrane Centre

Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, biggest ever review finds