Folic acid prescription and suicide attempt prevention: Effect of past suicidal behaviour, psychiatric diagnosis and psychotropic medication

We previously showed that folic acid prescriptions for any indication were associated with lower rates of suicidal behaviour. Given that future randomised clinical trials are likely to focus on psychiatric disorders carrying elevated risk for suicide, we now report on the moderating effects of prior suicidal behaviour, psychiatric diagnoses and psychotropic medications on potential antisuicidal […]

Association between folic acid prescription fills and suicide attempts and intentional self-harm among privately insured US adults

Objective  To confirm a previous signal for decreased risk of suicide attempt following prescription fills for folic acid in a national pharmacoepidemiologic study of patients treated with folic acid. Design, Setting, and Participants  A within-person exposure-only cohort design was used to study the dynamic association between folic acid (vitamin B9) prescription fills over a 24-month period and […]