Why would paroxetine antidepressant cause an increase in suicidal thoughts for teenagers?

Assuming causation. Many depressed people who are started on an antidepressant (ad) are already in the process of worsening, and many times medication is prescribed while a patient's symptoms are spiraling. So, in some cases, the suicidality was going to emerge as a natural course of that person's worsening depression, and the ad simply failed to work, which is quite different than "causing" suicidality.

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Antidepressant suicidal thoughts are there any risks when you increase an antidepressant dose? I need a stronger dose but I'm 18 and am always told there are risks of increased suicidal thoughts when trying new medications since I'm under 24. Could that h

With . With Effexor (venlafaxine) psychiatrists monitor more closely for signs that the patient is doing worse or may become suicidal when it is first started, or when the dose is increased or decreased. Concerning symptoms include:agitation, irritability and hostility. I can not speak about dose related effect on suicidality for other antidepressants. Read more...
Antidepressant-associated . Antidepressant-associated suicidal ideation appears to be influenced by a variety of factors, including age, sociodemographic background, and the specific medication used. If you aren't experiencing any suicidal thoughts on your current dosage, it's unlikely an increase in dosage will trigger such thoughts. However, due to the unpredictable nature of this problem, be aware that suicidal thoughts could occur as your dosage increases, and report any changes to your prescribing doctor immediately. I hope things go well for you! Read more...

Can 10mg Paxil (paroxetine) cause suicidal thoughts?

Yes. Anytime you start a medication like paxil, (paroxetine) which is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, suicidal thoughts can become prevalent or even overwhelming. If this becomes the case with you, you should confide your feelings with someone you trust, and immediately get in touch with whoever prescribed the medication. If you have no one to turn to, you should go to the emergency department. Read more...
Possibly. One study showed an increased suicide risk with paxil (paroxetine). It's unclear exactly why this is. One theory is that some people in deep depression lack volition to do much of anything. If there's slight improvement in the depression, the person may act on those suicidal thoughts they previously had no volition to act on. Bottom line, talk with your doctor right away if you're having suicidal thoughts! Read more...

I met with a car accident 1 year back and I have suicidal thoughts everyday. I don't want to take antidepressant coz of the side effects. Plz help.

What are you doing. Take care of yourself. Even if you don't tolerate one antidepressant - you may tolerate another one fine. Sometimes it can take a little while to optomize your medication. Psychotherapy ; cognitive behavioral therapy can be very beneficial. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself currently, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need >. Read more...
I, too was recently . In a car accident. Accidents are traumatic in many ways. I don't know the extent of any injuries you may have suffered or what if anything happened to others but you must realize how precious life is. You owe it to yourself to seek help immediately. The best place to start is an emergency room at a hospital. Tell them exactly what you just told us and they will be able to help. G-d bless. Read more...

What's the fastest way for me to be evaluated&put back on antidepressants? I don't have a reg doc since moving&i'm losing myself n suicidal thoughts

Suicidal thoughts. If having suicidal thoughts, you need urgent medical attention. You can receive this in an emergency room. Longer term, you will need an ongoing relationship with an outpatient psychiatrist. Looking at your ongoing medications and conditions, i wonder about the effects of Dilaudid and Lorazepam on your mood. Read more...

Do antidepressants help with fleeting suicidal thoughts?

Antidepressants may. Help, but it is still important to explore and resolve what the suicidal thoughts are about. Medication alone is seldom the best treatment for depression. Talk to a mental health professional. Read more...

My son has had suicidal thoughts. We just found a knife & unopened pck of pills in his rm. He sees a counselor & is on antidepressants. What do we do?

Emergency Eval. He should be evaluated immediately to assess suicide risk. Call 911 or take him to nearest Emergency Department (preferably one affiliated with a hospital that has inpatient child/adolescent psychiatry unit, if available). Read more...