Year: 2002 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.159, no.4, (April 2002), p.680-681 SIEC No: 20050130

The authors react to a study by J G Storosum et al., which sought to determine whether fear of an increased risk of attempted suicide in placebo groups participating in placebo-controlled studies should be an argument against the performance of placebo-controlled trials in studies of major depression. The present authors identify inconsistencies in the conclusions presented in the original article. Storosum et al. respond. (2 refs)