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Common warning signs for suicide include:
It is extremely important that you take all threats of suicide seriously and seek immediate treatment for your child
or teenager. If you are a child or teen and have these feelings, talk with your
parents, an adult friend, or your doctor right away to get some help.
Other warning signs can include:
Certain problems increase the chances of suicidal thoughts in children
and teens. Other problems may trigger a suicide attempt.
Signs of depression, which can lead to suicidal behavior,
FDA advisory. The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has issued an
advisory on antidepressant medicines and the risk of
suicide. The FDA does not recommend that people stop using these medicines.
Instead, a person taking antidepressants should be watched for warning signs of
suicide. This is especially important at the beginning of treatment or when
doses are changed.
April 5, 2011
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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