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Early discontinuation of antidepressant treatment and suicide risk among persons aged 50 and over: a population-based register study.

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BACKGROUND: As many as 47% of adults over age 50 discontinue treatment with antidepressants after redeeming only one prescription. The study aim was to assess the risk of suicide in adults aged 50+ who discontinue antidepressants at an early stage of treatment. METHOD: Case control study of all individuals aged 50+ living in Denmark and who initiated antidepressant treatment between July 1st 1995 and December 31st 2000 (N=217,123). Hazard ratios were calculated using Cox regression analyses, ...

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10.1016/j.jad.2009.03.011

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Journal:
Journal of affective disorders
Volume:
119
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
194-199
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
URN:
uuid:3b050e4d-d6af-4b26-8a27-8ca05b279699
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168500
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pubs:168500

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