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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Violent Crime: A Cohort Study

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Although selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely prescribed, associations with violence are uncertain.From Swedish national registers we extracted information on 856,493 individuals who were prescribed SSRIs, and subsequent violent crimes during 2006 through 2009. We used stratified Cox regression analyses to compare the rate of violent crime while individuals were prescribed these medications with the rate in the same individuals while not receiving medication. Adjustments...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pmed.1001875

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Lichtenstein, P More by this author
Zetterqvist, J More by this author
Gumpert, CH More by this author
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Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Medicine Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
9
Pages:
e1001875
Publication date:
2015-09-15
Acceptance date:
2015-08-05
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
Pubs id:
pubs:584238
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uri:afe7ad40-aa50-42cc-8236-8e9bb7c8b771
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uuid:afe7ad40-aa50-42cc-8236-8e9bb7c8b771
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pubs:584238

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