Paxil Unsafe for Teenagers

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According to a new analysis, the popular antidepressant Paxil is not safe or effective for teenagers. The finding doesn’t come from new research, but reworked data from an earlier study that came to exactly the opposite conclusion. Meanwhile, the argument continues over whether antidepressants can actually make kids more prone to suicide. Then the question becomes: To prescribe or not to prescribe?

Credits

Guest:
Adam Kaplin - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath