Potter, like Prozac, seen as happy pill for children

An Australian lecturer christens the Harry Potter books “Prozac for children.” Perhaps she’s unaware that the FDA recently issued a suicide caution for children taking certain antidepressants, including Prozac:

Dozens of anguished parents pleaded with FDA in a meeting last month to add such warnings, citing preteens and teenagers who hanged themselves or slashed their wrists shortly after starting the antidepressants. Parent after parent described children who had become extremely agitated or anxious shortly after starting the antidepressants, and seemingly sudden impulses that turned deadly.


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