Study did not consider treatment efficacy

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6996.55b (Published 01 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:55
  1. Lars F Gram,
  2. Per Kragh-Sorensen,
  3. Goran Isacsson,
  4. Ulf Bergman
  1. Professor Department of Clinical Pharmacology, IMB, Odense University, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark
  2. Professor Department of Psychiatry, OUH, Odense University
  3. Docent Department of Psychiatry, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge University Hospital, S-141 86 Huddinge, Sweden
  4. Docent Department of Clincial Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute

    EDITOR,--The papers on suicide and antidepressants in the issue of 28 January develop our understanding of this problem further. John A Henry and colleagues point out the differences in the rate of death by overdose for different antidepressants1 but fail to relate this to efficacy and the fact that only 4-5% of all suicides are due to an overdose of antidepressant.2 Susan S Jick and colleagues show that …

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