Year: 1999 Source: Journal of Psychopharmacology, v.13, no.4, (December 1999), p.420 SIEC No: 20030582

This article is a response to Healy & colleagues (1999) study of ‘Suicide in the Course of the Treatment of Depression’. The author presents a case that indicates that complications other than akathisia may arise when fluoxetine is administered for treatment of depression & suicidal ideations. In this case, a 15-year-old boy exhibited decreased anxiety & increased aggression while on the drug. These side effects ceased immediately when the fluoxetine was discontinued in treatment. (3 refs) (SC)