How have the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants affected suicide mortality?

@article{Hall2006HowHT,
  title={How have the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants affected suicide mortality?},
  author={Wayne D Hall and Jayne C Lucke},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 11-12},
  pages={941-50}
}
OBJECTIVE We review evidence on two claims that have been made about the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants; that they have: (i) decreased suicide rates in the population; and (ii) increased suicide rates in some individuals early in treatment. METHOD We critically review evidence in the English-speaking peer-reviewed medical literature on: (i) meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of SSRIs; (ii) observational studies of suicide risk in… CONTINUE READING

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