Year: 1996 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.57, no.9, (September 1996), p.415-421 SIEC No: 19970303

Long-term follow-up in the National Institute of Mental Health, found a 1% suicide rate in the first year & a .4% to .5% rate in each subsequent year of treatment with the antidepressant fluvoxamine. Over the course of 12 years of follow-up, 5% of males & 2.7% of females completed suicides. The findings also suggested a protective effect of fluvoxamine upon the risk of suicidal ideation.