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Letters Suicidality and aggression during antidepressant treatment

Alcohol and serious harms of antidepressant treatment

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 17 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i892
  1. David B Menkes, academic psychiatrist
  1. Waikato Clinical Campus, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
  1. david.menkes{at}

Sharma and colleagues’ report confirms that antidepressant treatment is associated with aggression and violence, especially in young people.1 Others have downplayed a causal link, proposing—on the basis of …

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