Antidepressant prescribing and suicide

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7409.288-b (Published 31 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:288

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Decline in suicide rate among older people predates 1991

  1. Thomas J Verberne, clinical neuropsychologist (verberne@melbpc.org.au)
  1. 14 Crampton Crescent, Rosanna, Victoria 3084, Australia

    EDITOR—Hall et al say that the association they observed between antidepressant prescribing and suicide may reflect increased recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of depression by general practitioners as much as any pharmacological effects of antidepressants.1 The time scale they took into …

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