A family history of depression, bipolar disorder, or
A history of physical or sexual
Diagnosis of a serious medical illness.
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
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an advisory on antidepressant medicines and the risk of suicide. Talk to your doctor about these possible side effects and the warning signs of suicide.
Take any mention of suicide seriously. If someone you know is threatening to
commit suicide, get help right away. To learn more, see Suicidal Thoughts or Threats.
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November 14, 2014
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