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Lexapro for children: drug without significant benefits and increase in suicide gets FDA approval

In May, the FDA expanded the approval of drug giant AbbVie’s SSRI escitalopram (Lexapro) to include children ages seven and older who suffer from anxiety. The basis for the approval was a clinical trial conducted by AbbVie employees, with an article written by AbbVie’s ghostwriting company. Researchers randomly assigned 275 children aged 7 to 17 …

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Worrying findings: Bisexual women are three times more likely to attempt suicide

A recent study found that bisexual women are three times more likely and gay men and women twice as likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual individuals. The research, based on survey data linked to the medical records of 123,000 people, underscored the urgent need for better mental health support within the LGBTQ+ community. A recent …

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A drug to prevent suicide associated with bipolar depression

A drug to prevent suicide associated with bipolar depression – ISRAEL21c

Every second of every day, someone in the world attempts suicide. NRx Pharmaceuticals is developing a drug for people whose suicidal thoughts stem from bipolar depression, the low mood phase associated with the severe mood swings of bipolar disorder. If clinical trials proceed as planned, the company hopes to bring the drug to market in …

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Antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzos all increase suicide attempts in a new study

A new study a JAMA network open found that antidepressants do not prevent suicide. The researchers concluded that antidepressants, antipsychotics and benzodiazepines were all associated with increased suicide attempts in people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Mood stabilizers had no effect on suicide attempt rates. ADHD stimulant drugs were the only drug class associated with …

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