Year: 2000 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.34, no.1, (February 2000), p.168 SIEC No: 20040742

This letter briefly comments on an earlier article by P Boyce & F Judd on the use of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) for the treatment of severe depression. The current author suggests that Boyce & Judd rightly point out that the lethality of the TCAs in overdose is only one of many variables to be considered in treating patients’ suicide risk, & points out that effective treatment of depression remains the most trenchant response to suicide risk. (8 refs)