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Re: News - Antidepressants Vindicated? linkadge

Posted by Larry Hoover on September 12, 2007, at 9:49:29

In reply to Re: News - Antidepressants Vindicated? sam123, posted by linkadge on September 10, 2007, at 14:20:38

> >Wow, a 49% increase in sucide rates in the >Netherlands
> >while SSRI prescriptions for youths decreased
> >by approximately 22% in both the United States >and the Netherlands.
>
> But does't that kind of favor my point though? Why does the increase in rate of suicide exceed the rate of drop in prescriptions?

No, there are other explanations more consistent with the available data. Undertreatment of depression and suicidality in general, coupled with reduction in prescription rate (remember, we do not reach 100% of depressed people), would produce exactly such a dataset.

> One would need to know if the individuals who were killing themselves were ones who were previously taking antidepressants?

No, again, because these are population statistics. We don't need to know which subjects were identified and which were not, nor which were treated and which were not.

Lar

 

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