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Antidepressants: Research Behind the Black Box continued...
Other recent studies have shown that only about 2% of children and teens who killed themselves were taking an antidepressant at the time.
Prince says he thinks some good could also come from antidepressants carrying suicide warnings. "It's really a mixed bag," he says.
He shares concerns that the black-box label may scare people away from the medications, but it has raised awareness about the danger of suicide in depressed children and teens.
"It's also probably a good thing, although uncomfortable, that we actually have to talk about it with families," he says.