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2.8 times more suicides with newer antidepressants than placebo
Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:11 am Email this article
There were 2.8 times more suicides in drug trials of newer antidepressants approved between 1991 and 2013 compared to those given a placebo according to an analysis of fourteen (14) antidepressant drug studies.
The antidepressants they looked at were:
Venlafaxine ER (Effexor XR)
Trazodone ER (Trazodone)
Hengartner MP, and Ploderl M. Newer-Generation Antidepressants and Suicide Risk in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Re-Analysis of the FDA Database. Psychother Psychosom, 2019 Jun 24; 1-2.
Author’s Contact Info
Michael P. Hengartner, PhD
Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer
Department of Applied Psychology
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
PO Box 707 CH–8037 Zurich, Switzerland
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