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February 7, 2007

Child Suicide Rates Rising

Child suicide rates are rising and government experts say it may be because antidepressant use in kids on the decline. Ironically, antidepressants have been found to increase suicide risk in children and teens. So which is correct?

"It's something that we want to look a little bit closer into," Crosby said. "It's probably too early to say" if declining use of antidepressants had anything to do with it, he said.

I would like to see what the suicide rates among children were like 50 years ago compared to today.

Kids' Suicides Rise, CDC Report Finds

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