Year: 1995 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.1, no.1, (1995), p.75-78 SIEC No: 19950020

The Prozac controversy is an American phenomenon not seen in Europe. Kelleher states that special factors that may explain this lie in the litigious nature of American society & the marketing techniques used to launch Prozac. Neither clinical or numerical science validates a causal relationship between the use of fluoxetine & the development of suicidal ideation. It is argued that more attention should be paid to the natural history of depression & its relationship to suicidal ideas. (14 refs.)