TITLE

The Healy Dilemma: A Reply to the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology's Report on SSRIs and Suicidal Behavior in Children

AUTHOR(S)
Leo, Jonathan
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;Summer2004, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p147
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In response to the growing media awareness of the potential link between SSRIs and increased thoughts of suicide in children. The American College of Neuropsycho pharmacology (ACNP) recently released an executive summary from its task force assigned to investigate this question (ACNP, 2004). Their Executive Summary, released just days before the FDA hearing on this issue, explains that there is no link between SSRIs and suicide, yet they ignore the work of David Healy, the most recent critic of the flawed methodology of the clinical trials investigation. The ANCP's summary essentially provides a framework for how the FDA should not proceed with its own investigation. The following article is a response to the ANCP.
ACCESSION #
18255060

 

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