Year: 1992 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (25th: 1992: Chicago), p.156-157 SIEC No: 19940418

Kelleher discusses the relationship of depression & suicide, noting that not all people who are depressed are suicidal & vice versa. The effects of antidepressants, i.e. fluoxetine, upon suicidality are also discussed. He agrees with Mann (1991) that there is no clear relationship between the emergence of suicidal thoughts/behaviour & fluoxetine treatment. Kelleher says that if suicide among patients seeing doctors is to be reduced, suicidal intent must be assessed independently of depression.