Year: 1997 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.96, no.2, (August 1997), p.94-100 SIEC No: 19971089

Results of a 3-yr.toxicological screening of suicide deaths & use of antidepressants conclude: 1. Depressed patients are under-treated with antidepressants & physicians’ awareness & diagnosis of depression need to be improved 2. Clinical trials of new antidepressants should be designed to reveal differences in thereapeutic efficacy compared to reference tricyclics. A huge increase in the use of antidepressants in Sweden since the 1990s has been paralleled by a significant decrease in suicides.