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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 09:42 AM
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Friend: Minn. Gunman took Antidepressants
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BEMIDJI, Minn. - The teenager who went on a shooting rampage at his high school was put on the antidepressant Prozac after a suicide scare last summer, a longtime friend says.

Grant, who was taking Zoloft, said he and Weise talked in detail about antidepressants. He said Weise told him he was taking 40 milligrams a day of Prozac: 20 in the morning, 20 at night.

In October, the Food and Drug Administration (news - web sites) ordered that all antidepressants carry "black box" warnings of an increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children. Prozac is the only antidepressant found to be safe and effective for children.
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