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Dr Martin Whitely on the link between antidepressants and youth mental heatlth

Over the last decade, suicide and antidepressant prescriptions among Australian children and teenagers have risen dramatically, despite warnings by the United States’ Food and Drug Administration of a link between higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours and the use of antidepressants in people under 25 years of age.

Mental health patient’s rights advocate, researcher and author Dr Martin Whitely joins Jane to talk about young Australians and mental health.

 

 

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