\"Both clinical trial and pharmacovigilance data point to possible links between these drugs and violent behaviours... Many jurisdictions appear not to have considered the possibility that a prescription drug may induce violence...more
...In these trials, hostile events are found to excess in both adults and children on paroxetine compared with placebo & are found across indications, & both on therapy & during withdrawal. The rates were highest in children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), where the odds ratio of a hostile event was 17 times greater...more
Conclusion ...these cases need urgent examination jointly by jurists and psychiatrists in all countries where antidepressants are widely used. The problem is international, and it would make sense to organise an international effort now.