Philip B. Mitchell, MD, MB, FRCPsych

Instituto Nacional de Perinatologia

Mexico City

11000

Articles

Is Antidepressant Prescribing Associated With Suicide Rates?

May 01, 2004

Since the introduction of the SSRIs in the early 1990s, the rate of antidepressant prescribing has increased dramatically. This look at five national data sets concludes that greater recognition of depression and greater rates of treatment with medication and psychosocial interventions has made a significant contribution to reducing suicide rates.