Depression, Antidepressants, and Suicide: Pharmacoepidemiological Evidence for Suicide Prevention (IN: Review of Suicidology, 1997, edited by R W Maris, M M Silverman & S S Canetto)
Isacsson G~~Rich C L
This chapter consists of 3 parts. The first part presents the data that suggest that depression is a necesary condition for suicide. The second part discusses evidence that antidepressant treatment is effective for depression which suggests the logical conclusion that antidepressant treatment should prevent suicides. The third part presents evidence supporting the authors’ conclusion that antidepressants do indeed prevent suicides to the extent to which suicidal individuals receive them.