The utilization of antidemessants — a key issue in the prevention of suicide: an analysis of 5281 suicides in Sweden during the period 1992‐1994

@article{Isacsson1997TheUO,
  title={The utilization of antidemessants — a key issue in the prevention of suicide: an analysis of 5281 suicides in Sweden during the period 1992‐1994},
  author={G{\"o}ran Isacsson and Per Holmgren and Henrik Druid and Ulf Bergman},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1997},
  volume={96}
}
Antidepressants detected by the National Department of Forensic Chemistry in 5281 suicides in Sweden during the period 1992‐1994 were related to data on usage expressed in person‐years of exposure. Antidepressants were detected in 874 subjects (16.5%). In relation to their use, fluvoxamine, citalopram, moclobemide, mianserin and trimipramine were found more often than the reference drug, amitriptyline (i.e. over‐risks). Toxic concentrations of antidepressants were detected in 232 subjects (4.4… Expand
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