Year: 2003 Source: BMJ, v.326, no.7402 (14 June 2003), p.1282 SIEC No: 20030502

This article briefly reports the findings of a study which found that there are higher rates of suicidal thoughts & behavior in patients under 18 who took Paroxetine, compared with those who took placebo. The article urges that based on these findings, Paroxetine should not be prescribed for children or adolescents, & that those already using it should consult their doctors about the best course of action.