Incidence of cancer and antidepressant medication: record linkage study.

  title={Incidence of cancer and antidepressant medication: record linkage study.},
  author={Jari Haukka and Risto Sankila and Timo Klaukka and Jouko Lonnqvist and Leo Niskanen and Antti Tanskanen and Kristian Wahlbeck and Jari Tiihonen},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={126 1},
The consumption of antidepressants, especially selective serotonine reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) has been increasing. Because a large fraction of the population is exposed, even a small excess of risk with respect to cancer should be considered. We carried out a record linkage study in Finland utilizing nationwide databases of reimbursed medication and cancer. The study population included all antidepressant drug (AD) users in Finland who had purchased at least 1 prescription between 1998 and… CONTINUE READING