Huffington Post: What You Need To Know About The Link Between Sleeping Pills And Suicide

Prescription sleeping pills are common, but also come with some fairly alarming potential side effects. A new article on The Huffington Post reported on research linking suicide or suicidal thoughts with 11 different hypnotic drugs currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of insomnia.

“Does taking a sleep medication alone make you suicidal? Or only if you are also experiencing or are at risk for depression?” study coauthor Peter Rosenquist, vice chair of the department of psychiatry and health behavior in the Medical College of Georgia Augusta University, told the Huffington Post. “This is a major limitation of nearly all the studies.”

Huffington Post: What You Need To Know About The Link Between Sleeping Pills And Suicide

Oct. 17, 2016

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