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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 16, 1997
Author: Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D.
A: The issue of violent, self-destructive behavior associated with Prozac is destructive behavior associated with Prozac is controversial. People who are depressed sometimes consider suicide. The company maintains this is no more common with Prozac than with other antidepressants. There have, however, been occasional reports of violent acts connected to Prozac. The ads you have seen include a page of fine print that lists, among other potentially adverse events, agitation, confusion and extreme mood swings. “Suicidal ideation” and “violent behaviors” are also noted. Those taking Prozac should contact their doctor immediately if they begin to feel suicidal or to have violent urges.