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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Did the introduction and increased prescribing of antidepressants lead to changes in long-term trends of suicide rates?
Authors: Amendola, Simone
Plöderl, Martin
Hengartner, Michael Pascal
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa204
Published in: The European Journal of Public Health
Issue Date: 25-Nov-2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1101-1262
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 615: Pharmacology and therapeutics
616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: Ecological studies have explored associations between suicide rates and antidepressant prescriptions in the population, but most of them are limited as they analyzed short-term correlations that may be spurious. The aim of this long-term study was to examine whether trends in suicide rates changed in three European countries when the first antidepressants were introduced in 1960 and when prescription rates increased steeply after 1990 with the introduction of the serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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