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Toxicity of antidepressants: rates of suicide relative to prescribing and non-fatal overdose.

Authors
Journal
The British Journal of Psychiatry
0007-1250
Publisher
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Publication Date
Volume
196
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.109.070219
Keywords
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Child
  • Drug Overdose
  • Drug Prescriptions
  • England
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Suicide
  • Wales
  • Young Adult

Abstract

Self-poisoning is a common method of suicide and often involves ingestion of antidepressants. Information on the relative toxicity of antidepressants is therefore extremely important.

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