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SSRIs and suicide

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A systematic review has examined the association between suicide attempts and selective reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The authors concluded that:

  • there was a documented association between suicide attempts and the use of SSRIs. However the authors also observed several major methodological limitations in the published trials


  1. Fergusson D et al. Association between suicide attempts and selective reuptake inhibitors: systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BMJ 2005;330:396

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