Year: 2002 Source: Current Psychiatry, v.1, no.9, (September 2002), p.74 SIEC No: 20080154

The author discusses seven common myths about depression & antidepressant therapy, including the following two: patients with major depression have a 15% lifetime risk of suicide; & the risk of suicide increases when response to antidepressant therapy begins. Research evidence & data that counters these beliefs is offered (3 refs.)