Antidepressant drug use & the risk of suicide

  title={Antidepressant drug use & the risk of suicide},
  author={D. Healy and G. Aldred},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  pages={163 - 172}
  • D. Healy, G. Aldred
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • International Review of Psychiatry
  • There have been longstanding concerns about the propensity of antidepressants to precipitate suicidality in vulnerable individuals. To investigate this further, first we have analyzed all clinical trials, and in particular trials submitted to regulators for evidence on the relative risk of antidepressants versus placebo for this hazard. Second, we have compiled current epidemiological evidence germane to the issue. Third, we have constructed a model (Investigative Medication Routine; IMR) to… CONTINUE READING

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