Regular use of antidepressants can reduce the number of suicides

Regular use of antidepressants can reduce the number of suicidesRegular use of antidepressants can not only improve the psychological status of vulnerable groups (particularly adolescents), but also significantly reduce the total number of suicides. This conclusion was made by scientists from the University of News South Wales (Australia), who studied the effects of antidepressants on various health indicators. The scientists, led by Dr. Andrew manta rays compared the number of visits to doctors about depressive mental disorders and suicides in the period from 1991 to 2000 (it was in the beginning of 1990-ies on the pharmaceutical market appeared antidepressants from the group of inhibitors of serotonin reuptake, in particular prozac, which later became the leader of sales). As it turned out, both of the studied index was inversely correlated with the number of prescriptions of antidepressants, especially bright this correlation was evident among adolescent patients. "As soon as the doctors were convinced that modern antidepressants are virtually no side effects and can be used without serious risk of addiction, the situation began to improve, said in an interview with Reuters doctor manta rays. - If we manage to convince patients that before you decide to commit suicide, they should consult a doctor, the problem of suicide on a background of depression will be solved.".

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