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Antidepressants Therapy and Risk of Suicide among Patients with Major Depressive Disorders
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Authors: Maurizio Pompili, Paolo Girardi, David Lester and Roberto Tatarelli (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA) 
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Most cases of suicide (81%–95%) in the general population involve psychiatric illnesses, nearly half of which (48.5%) are mood disorders. Internationally, the overall average suicide rate has been rising gradually over the past half-century, with increases reported in about half of nations, mainly among men, and moderate decreases found in another half, including in Northern Europe and North America. This book reviews whether the use of antidepressants is associated with benefits in terms of completed or attempted suicide, whether the increasing use of SSRIs is associated with benefits in terms of decreased rates of suicide with the aim of generating evidence-based suggestions for clinicians. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


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Table of Contents:
1. Introduction: the complex challenge of suicide pp.1-4

2. Antidepressants and suicidal risk pp.5-8

2. The relationship between antidepressants and suicide as reported in ecological studies pp.9-10

4. The relationship between antidepressants and suicide as reported in cohort and case-control studies pp.11-14

5. The relationship between antidepressants and suicide as reported in randomized controlled trials (RCTs)pp.15-18

6. The relationship between antidepressants and suicide in different countries pp.19-22

7. Possible explanations for the lack of effect on suicidal risk during antidepressant treatment and clinical implications pp.23-26

8. Adverse effect of antidepressants and suicide mortality pp.27-30

Conclusion pp.31-32

References pp.33-48

Index pp.45-48

   Series:
      Psychiatry - Theory, Applications and Treatments
      Pharmacology - Research, Safety Testing and Regulation
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 48.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-378-9
   Status: AV
  
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