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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risk of suicide: a systematic review of observational studies.

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BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other antidepressant drugs reduce the risk of suicide in people with depression. We explored the association between exposure to SSRIs and risk of suicide completion or attempt. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of observational studies that reported completed or attempted suicide in depressed individuals who were exposed to SSRIs compared with those who were not exposed to antidepressant...

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10.1503/cmaj.081514

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Volume:
180
Issue:
3
Pages:
291-297
Publication date:
2009-02-05
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EISSN:
1488-2329
ISSN:
0820-3946
URN:
uuid:10c96012-02ea-4da0-8810-26a544c46b3d
Source identifiers:
426020
Local pid:
pubs:426020

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