Year: 2010 Source: Psychiatria Danubina, v.22, no.2, (2010), p.358-359 SIEC No: 20100647

This study determined whether higher suicide risk, defined as previous suicide attempt or suicide ideation, influenced the choice of antidepressants prescribed in an outpatient mental health unit. Data was analysed in terms of presence of suicide risk, gender, & whether bipolar II patients on venlafaxine were treated with mood stabilisers. Results showed a risk of suicide did not prevent the prescription of venlafaxine, that less venlafaxine was prescribed to males than females, & that bipolar II patients were treated with mood stabilisers. It appears the possibility of suicide risk with venlafaxine therapy was considered & appropriately managed. (10 refs.)