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Do selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors cause suicide?: Figures look doubtful

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7500.1148-a (Published 12 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1148
  1. David Healy, professor of psychiatry (healy_hergest@compuserve.com)
  1. Cardiff University, Bangor LL57 2PW

    EDITOR—Gunnell et al offer figures for suicide with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).1 However, in the expert working group's report on SSRIs,2 the table for citalopram indicates no suicide in the placebo group. Data on paroxetine are not available from the report, but prior submissions indicate four suicides with paroxetine (CSM Expert Working Group on the Safety of SSRIs, …

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