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Study Links Teen Aggression With Prozac

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posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 05:56 PM
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Scientists have uncovered clues as to why children and adolescents
may get more aggressive or even suicidal while taking the widely
prescribed antidepressant Prozac.

A new study has found that juvenile hamsters became aggressive
on low doses of Prozac (fluoxetine) but less aggressive on high doses.
By contrast, adult hamsters were calm on both high and low doses
of the drug

Pediatric use of antidepressant medications -- especially a newer
class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs),
of which Prozac is a member -- has been the subject of extended
controversy.

In October 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration directed
manufacturers of SSRIs, which include Celexa, Paxil, Prozac and
Zoloft, to put a special "black-box" warning on the drugs' labeling.
The warning alerts health-care providers about an increased risk
of suicidality in children and teens using the medications.


SOURCE:
LiveScience.com


Well this does'nt surprise me.

Just go's to show that drugs can have more negatives
than positives.

I'll note to that the study is done on Hampsters, so that
may alter the results some, but in general it's not surprising.


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posted on Oct, 16 2006 @ 06:20 PM
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Excellant information Iori...............thank you for sharing!

I am so against drugging kids for weirdness...............kids are supposed to be wierd! I was a weird kid........I hung out with weird kids.........childhood is a weird time of life.


I hope alot of people read this thread and take to heart that children SHOULD NOT be drugged............they should be listened to and attentiion should be paid to them...not just given a pill and ignored.



posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 04:26 PM
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good show!

while some kids need to be medacated for being wierd when messing with brain chemicals anythign is posable



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