TITLE

US study questions use of black box warning on antidepressants

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/14/2006, Vol. 332 Issue 7533, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study, funding by the U.S. National Institute for Mental Health, which found that the risk of serious attempts at suicide or death by suicide decreases in the weeks after adults begin taking antidepressants. It also found that the risk of suicidal behaviour after patients began taking the drugs is less for the newer antidepressant drugs than for the older types. For all types of antidepressant, the risk of serious suicide attempt was higher in the month after starting treatment. There was no evidence of a higher risk of suicidal behaviour among people taking the newer drugs.
ACCESSION #
19472569

 

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