Open letter to National Boards of Health in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland: Warning against using depression pills in children and adolescents

This letter was sent 22 Nov. 2018 and again 22 Jan. 2019 because I had received no replies. In the letter, I draw attention to the fact that, since 2010, the usage of depression pills in children and adolescents has dropped by 41% in Denmark while it has continued to rise in Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Despite convincing scientific evidence, leading professors of psychiatry continue to deny that depression pills increase the risk of suicide in children and claim the opposite: That the pills protect children against suicide. The authorities therefore need to act. Only in Denmark has there been warnings against using these pills in children and adolescents, which is the reason for the decline in usage.