PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 6, Pe98405 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098405 View full text
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Heta Moustgaard, Kaisla Joutsenniemi, Mikko Myrskylä, Pekka Martikainen

Abstract: ObjectivesA marked decline in suicide rates has co-occurred with increased antidepressant sales in several countries but the causal connection between the trends remains debated. Most previous studies have focused on overall suicide rates and neglected differential effects in population subgroups. Our objective was to investigate whether increasing sales of non-tricyclic antidepressants have reduced alcohol- and non-alcohol-related suicide risk in different population subgroups.MethodsWe followed a nationally …

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