Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and Nordic Cochrane Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark have conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between antidepressant treatment and increases in suicidality and aggression. Their study , published in the British Medical Journal , was based on 64,381 pages of clinical reports reveals new information on harms – pharmaceutical antidepressant treatment actually doubles the risk for suicidality in children and adolescents.
“SSRI induced suicidality was first reported in 1990 but only became generally recognised after a BBC Panorama programme focused on it in 2002,” according to the study.
Also, many cases of aggressive behavior (assault and hostility) are reported but little systematic research has been done on those cases, explains the study.
“Perpetrators of school shootings and similar events have often been reported to be users of antidepressants and the courts have in many cases found them not guilty as a result of drug induced insanity.”