SSRI not linked to teen suicide risk

Fluoxetine does not increase suicidality in youths, claims a large new study, a finding that could help allay recent high-profile fears about the safety of antidepressants in teens.

Amid long-running controversy over the issue, a paper published on Tuesday found the SSRI had no significant impact on suicidal thoughts and behaviour in children and teenagers.

It claimed to be the first to review the entirety of suicide data from randomised controlled trials of fluoxetine and SNRI venlafaxine - published and unpublished alike.

In adults and