Year: 1992 Source: Pharmacopsychiatry, v.25, no.6, (November 1992), p.249-253 SIEC No: 19931107

The question was analyzed as to whether antidepressants have an influence on suicidality & whether there are specific differences between certain subgroups of antidepressants. In general, antidepressants reduce suicidal ideations in depressive patients. An unspecific induction of suicidality, observable also under other psychoactive drugs, appears to be quite rare & occurs only under predisposing conditions, such as personality disorders & comedication with other drugs. (31 refs.)