Suicide rates and antidepressant prescribing: a casual or causal relationship
Baune, Bernhard, and Hay, Phillipa (2006) Suicide rates and antidepressant prescribing: a casual or causal relationship. PLoS Medicine, 3 (6). pp. 734-735.
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In an ecological study in this issue of PLoS Medicine, Milane and colleagues found a temporal association between prescription of specific serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants and suicide rates in the United States . Their study addresses a subject of great public health importance and clinical interest. The researchers asked the question: was the use of antidepressants associated with a change in suicide rates in the general population of the United States between 1988 and 2002? There were two underlying hypotheses: (1) antidepressants can trigger suicide and subsequently increase suicide rates, and (2) through the treatment of depression with antidepressants, suicide rates decline over time.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||suicide rates; depression; drug therapy; Fluoxetine; adverse effects|
|Date Deposited:||30 Oct 2009 01:55|
|FoR Codes:||11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 34%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110319 Psychiatry (incl Psychotherapy) @ 33%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 33%
|SEO Codes:||92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 51%
92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 49%
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