Review: SSRIs are associated with increased risk for attempted or completed suicide in adolescents but not in adults or the elderly

Cheung, Amy
June 2009
ACP Journal Club;6/23/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 6, p11
Academic Journal
The article discusses the risk of suicides in persons with depression who have used selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). It analyzes cohort studies that provided datum for completed or attempted suicide among depressed persons. The results showed that the use of SSRIs was associated with an increased risk for attempted or completed suicide in adolescents but not in adults or elderly persons.


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