teens and SSRI's don't mix. unfortunately, dr.'s don't care. these two articles are on how independent analysis of the same study, yielded wildly different results. its no surprise that the original study by glaxosmithkline cherry picked from exact same data. unfortunately, GSK got 14 years of sales based on their own data before they got called out.
i love this line from the article:
"Antidepressant trials are an extremely tricky enterprise, in part because anywhere from a third to more than half of subjects typically improve on placebo. Choices about how to measure improvement — and how to label side effects — can make all the difference in how good a drug looks."
additionally, there was another study done in the UK in 2003, two years after paxil went on the market in 2001. the study resulted in the prohibition of prescribing paxil for teens in the UK. however, i know teens in the US who are on it at this very moment.