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Letters Suicide risk

Bipolarity is important during treatment with antidepressants

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 15 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:327
  1. Daniel J Smith (,
  2. James T Walters, clinical lecturer
  1. Cardiff University, Cardiff CF14 4XN

    Rubino et al have identified that most (if not all) of the excess risk of suicide in a group of patients treated with venlafaxine could be explained by a higher burden of risk factors for suicide.1 It may be true that this group of patients had more severe or “difficult to …

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