Year: 1990 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.147, no.10, (October 1990), p.1380-1381 SIEC No: 19910099

Responds to the comments by Papp & Gorman (see PA Vol 78:4736) on Teichers’ earlier report on suicidal preoccupation during fluoxetine treatment (see PA Vol 77:18011). Teicher et al find Papp & Gorman’s hypothesis that these suicidal obsessions may be part of a specific serotonin reaction resulting from a sudden increase in serotonin neurotransmission, interesting & important. However, they are cautious about accepting this hypothesis until more direct neuropharmacologic data are available.