A recent life change, such as
a death of a spouse or other member of the family, marriage, break-up of a
marriage, the birth of a child, a job loss, a job promotion or demotion, or
FDA Advisory. The U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an
advisory on antidepressant medicines and the risk of
suicide. The FDA does not recommend that people stop using these medicines. Instead, a person taking antidepressants should be watched for
warning signs of suicide. This is especially important at the beginning of treatment or when doses are changed.