Study finds no link between suicide and antidepressants

In the past researchers have been worried about a possible link between antidepressants and suicide. Now comes a reassuring study saying, “It just ain’t so.” 

Reuters reported that according to a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, no link was found between suicide and antidepressants among children and adults taking fluoxetine or venlafaxine.

In addition, results based on unpublished data, also found that antidepressants may decrease the risk of suicide in adults.

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  • Fannie Wiggins

    I disagree with that study. A couple of months ago, my Dr. decided to try Cymbalta for my fibromyalgia as there have been benifits with that.Before I had been on it for less than a week, I almost took a handful of sleeping pills. I have never and still don’t have any thoughts of suicide. I was not thinking of suicide when this happened. I went to get something to dring and found my hand full of pills. I firmly believe that God’s hand stopped me. My Dr. and I both believe that the Cymbalta caused this episode. I will not take any anti-depressiont again.

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