Treating suicidality in depressive illness. Part I: current controversies.

  title={Treating suicidality in depressive illness. Part I: current controversies.},
  author={Isaac Sakinofsky},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={52 6 Suppl 1},
  • Isaac Sakinofsky
  • Published 2007 in
    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne…
OBJECTIVE To consider 2 current controversies about the treatment of depressed suicidal patients: 1) whether they are undertreated by physicians and 2) whether the increase in antidepressant prescribing in recent years is responsible for the observed fall in suicide rates in some countries. METHOD Systematic review of the literature. Analysis of Canadian data. RESULTS There is evidence that depressive illness in suicidal persons has been undertreated, but there has been improvement… CONTINUE READING

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