Year: 2009 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.54, no.2, (February 2009), p.72-74 SIEC No: 20090037

In this review, the clinical significance of suicidal events in persons using antidepressants is discussed along with the factors that may increase or attenuate the risk, possible explanations for this phenomenon, the benefits & risks of antidepressants, the public health implications of a decline in the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, & recommendations for clinicians. (10 refs.)