Antidepressant may have contributed to teen’s suicide - Macleans.ca

Antidepressant may have contributed to teen’s suicide

Sara Carlin’s parents blame drug Paxil for her death

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The lawyers for parents of an Oakville, Ont. teen who hanged herself when she was 18 years old told a coroner’s inquest yesterday that they blame antidepressants. Health Canada first issued warnings about the increased risk of suicide in teenagers who take the drugs in 2003. Carlin had been prescribed the drug Paxil for depression and anxiety 14 months before her death.

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