Year: 1997 Source: New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 1997. p.168-201 SIEC No: 19980560

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.