Suicide seasonality and antidepressants: a register‐based study in Sweden

  title={Suicide seasonality and antidepressants: a register‐based study in Sweden},
  author={Georgios D. Makris and Johan Reutfors and Urban {\"O}sby and G{\"o}ran Isacsson and Constantine Frangakis and Anders Ekbom and Fotis C. Papadopoulos},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
Objective:  Seasonality of completed suicides with a peak in spring and early summer is a well‐documented finding. The circannual serotonergic functioning is hypothesized to be central in this phenomenon. Antidepressant medications exert their pharmacological action mainly by regulating serotonin. Our aim is to study the amplitude of the seasonal effect among suicide victims positive for different classes of antidepressants or without any antidepressants at the time of death. 
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