Antidepressant prescribing and suicideBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7409.288-c (Published 31 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:288
Antidepressants do not reduce suicide rates
- Peter H Ankarberg, clinical psychologist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Samtalscentrum Unga Vuxna, Repslagargatan 5A, S-611 30 Nyköping, Sweden
EDITOR—Hall et al show that the biggest increase in the use of antidepressants in 1990-2000 has been in the 15-44 age group.1 Simultaneously the rate of suicide for this age span has increased in Australia. For men aged 25-34 the use of antidepressants has increased more than six times during the period and the suicide rate has increased by almost 17%.