There’s an article in the current issue of Clinical Toxicology, titled Drug-induced seizures in children and adolescents presenting for emergency care: Current and emerging trends, authored by Y. Finkelstein et al.
The authors conducted an observational study, on 37 sites, of all pediatric Emergency Room reports which included a chemical or drug-induced seizure and required a toxicology consultation between April 2010 and March 2012.
“Antidepressants were the most commonly identified agents ingested…”(42%).
“All antidepressant-induced seizures in teenagers were intentional and represented self-harm behavior.”
This study lends support to the notion that I have mentioned before: that psycho-pharmaceutical products may have more in common with street drugs than with medications proper.