Year: 2006 Source: PLoS Medicine, v.3, no.6, (June 2006), p.734-735 SIEC No: 20061067

The authors review a study by Milane et al (2006) on the temporal association between specific serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants & suicide rates in the United States. The methodology of the study, its key findings, strengths & limitations, & the implications for clinicians & policymakers are discussed. The present authors conclude Milane et al’s study does not support an association between increased suicide & increased fluoxetine prescription rates. (4 refs.)