Trends in antidepressant overdoses.

  title={Trends in antidepressant overdoses.},
  author={Mary S McKenzie and Bentson H. Mcfarland},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  volume={16 5},
BACKGROUND Debate continues about antidepressants and suicide. However, there are few recent nation-wide data about antidepressant overdoses. The purpose of this study was to describe United States trends from 1983 through 2003 in antidepressant overdoses as well as trends in health care utilization and mortality. METHODS Data were obtained from the American Association of Poison Control Centers' (AAPPC) Toxic Exposure Surveillance System (TESS), the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care… CONTINUE READING


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