Kids and Depression Drugs–Warning Signs for Parents

If your child is on an antidepressant, be vigilant about any of the following behaviors, as they may signal toxicity from the drug and resulting psychotic behavior. This means behavior that is different than your child’s normal behavior, which, for some, has resulted in suicide:

  • Talk of suicide or dying
  • Attempts to commit suicide
  • Self-injury
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Panic attacks
  • Increasing sadness
  • Extreme increase in talking or activity
  • Aggression, violence or hostility
  • New or worsening anxiety
  • Social or academic problems at school
  • Spending more time alone


Contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately!

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