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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 who initiated antidepressant treatment between July 1st 1995 and December 31st 2000 (N = 217,133). Hazard ratios were calculated using Cox regression analyses, pr...

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10.1016/j.jad.2009.03.011

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Institution:
"University of Aarhus, Denmark", "John Hopkins School of Public Health, Maryland, USA"
Department:
Department of Mental Health
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Institution:
University of Aarhus, Denmark
Department:
National Center for Register-based Research
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for Suicide Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA
Department:
Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide,Department of Psychiatry
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Affective Disorders Journal website
Volume:
119
Issue:
1-3
Pages:
194-199
Publication date:
2009-12-05
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ISSN:
0165-0327
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uuid:d2ed4b2b-9bce-464a-8a76-cb6264f0a9ae
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ora:3834
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English
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