Year: 2004 Source: South African Journal of Psychiatry, v.10, no.3, (October 2004), p.52-54 SIEC No: 20100225

In this editorial, the author discusses the controversies & negative press surrounding the issue of antidepressant therapy & self-harming behaviours in young people. She concludes that monitoring all patients closely for suicide ideation during the first weeks of antidepressnt therapy & during dose triations should always be the standard of care for good clinical practice. (6 refs.)

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