Rows over study which claims antidepressants double suicide risks | Laura Donnelly – The Telegraph

Anti-depressants could double the risk of feelings that could lead to suicide, according to a new study which has triggered furious rows.

Researchers behind the Danish review said the study demolished “potentially lethal misconceptions” about the safety of the drugs, which are taken by more than 4 million Britons a year.

The analysis examined 13 studies, to see what impact the drugs had on patients who did not suffer from depression.

Scientists said these patients were selected, because previous studies linking suicide and antidepressants had been dismissed by those who said the deaths must have been caused by the mental health condition, rather than the pills.

Source: Rows over study which claims antidepressants double suicide risks

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