Richard Melloni

A complicated link between aggression and antidepressant drugs

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Nearly half a mil­lion chil­dren in the U.S. take anti­de­pres­sants. In 2007, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion released a warning for flu­ox­e­tine, one of the most highly pre­scribed psy­chi­atric med­ica­tions.

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Release: Fluoxetine Increases Aggressive Behavior, Affects Brain Development Among Adolescent Hamsters

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Fluoxetine was the first drug approved by the FDA for major depressive disorder (MDD) in children and adolescents, and to this date, it remains one of only two selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) registered for treatment of MDD in children and adolescents, despite reports that indicate this class of drugs is associated with side effects, such as agitation, hostility and aggression.

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