Association of suicide in the elderly and SSRI antidepressants: Information from a population-based study


Journal Article

A population-based study of 1138 completed suicide cases matched to 4552 comparison cases found a fivefold higher risk of completed suicide in the first month of treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors relative to other antidepressants; however, the absolute risk of suicide was low. There was no difference between antidepressants regarding suicide risk after the first month of treatment. Men, more than women, were found to complete suicide. © 2006 Future Medicine Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McClintock, SM; Husain, MM

Published Date

  • December 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 917 - 918

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1745-5103

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1745-509X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2217/1745509X.2.6.917

Citation Source

  • Scopus