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Letters Antidepressant use and cardiovascular risk

Antidepressant use and cardiovascular risk: moving from emotive rhetoric towards evidence based care

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 26 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2145
  1. Vlad Schlezak, psychiatrist1,
  2. Kripalani Mukesh, consultant psychiatrist2
  1. 1Early Intervention Team, London N9 0PD, UK
  2. 2Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK
  1. Vlad.Schlezak{at}

When many psychiatrists are struggling to engage patients with protocols for physical health monitoring, we welcome the idea that antidepressant prescribing is safe when indicated.1 These findings counter media claims about increased numbers of prescriptions for antidepressants in the UK2 and suggestions from psychologists that …

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