Hi there Sophie,
There is a small risk of suicide and self-harming with SSRI's but the risk is small. The risk with some SSRI's is smaller than others but they are all small. Your doctor will have chosen an SSRI that is a lesser risk to you if you have told him/her that you already have such thoughts. Not all of the problems are from the meds themselves but they are a continuation of the despression/anxiety/OCD etc... when the meds dont work. Is this the first time you have been on an SSRI? Have you any experience within your family that you can talk to? You are always welcome here and to the chat sessions we hold on a Thursday. Being scared is a natural reaction but try not to let it take over your life.
If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask. There is no such thing as a stupid question if you dont know the answer.
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