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Association between suicide attempts and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: systematic review of randomised controlled trials

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:653

The authors of this paper, Dean Fergusson and colleagues (BMJ 2005;330:396-9, 19 Feb), have notified us of some incorrect values in the Results section (fourth paragraph of print version and sixth paragraph of full version). The odds ratio of fatal suicide attempts for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors compared with tricyclic antidepressants should be 1.08 (0.28 to 4.09) (not 7.27 (1.26 to 42.03) as reported). They state that this does not affect the main conclusions or the main message of the article.