Serotonergic medication enhances the association between suicide and sunshine.

  title={Serotonergic medication enhances the association between suicide and sunshine.},
  author={Georgios D Makris and Johan Reutfors and Rolf Larsson and G{\"o}ran Isacsson and Urban {\"O}sby and Anders Ekbom and Lisa Ekselius and Fotios Papadopoulos},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
BACKGROUND An association between suicide and sunshine has been reported. The effect of sunshine on hormones and neurotransmitters such as serotonin has been hypothesized to exert a possible triggering effect on susceptible individuals. The aim of this study is to examine if there is an association between sunshine and suicide, adjusting for season, and if such an association differs between individuals on different antidepressants. METHODS By using Swedish Registers and the Swedish… CONTINUE READING
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