FDA Asks Antidepressant Makers To Warn Young Adults About Suicide Risks

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 10:32 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Young adults beginning treatment with antidepressants should be warned about an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior, federal health officials said Wednesday.

The Food and Drug Administration proposed labeling changes that would expand a warning now on the antidepressants. The current language applies only to children and adolescents. The expanded warning would apply to adults 18-24 during the first month or two of treatment with the drugs, the FDA said.