Risks of Antidepressants
Though antidepressants can help people cope with depression, anxiety and substance misuse, there are some side effects involved. To stay safe, it is important to be aware of the risks of antidepressants. Antidepressant side effects include:
- Side Effects of Antidepressants
More serious side effects can also occur, such as suicidal thoughts and behavior.
Antidepressants and Suicide
There has been some concern about the relationship between antidepressants and suicide. While an analysis of available data fails to provide a clear link between antidepressant use and the risk of suicide in adults, there appears to be an increased risk of suicide ideation and attempts when adolescents take antidepressants. Regardless, it is important to seek emergency medical treatment if you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts.