March 15, 2021 at 1:13 pm

Researchers Find SSRI Antidepressants Increase Suicide Risk in Adults

“Contrary to prominent claims, we find no reliable evidence that antidepressants protect against suicide. Instead, it appears that antidepressant use may even increase suicide risk,” state researchers who conducted a meta-analysis.

Further, Hengartner et al. found that “studies funded by the pharmaceutical industry were far more likely to find lower suicide rates than studies performed by independent researchers. Studies that make antidepressants look poor are far less likely to be published.”

Michael Hengartner, Simone Amendola, Jakob Kaminski, Simone Kindler, Tom Bschor, and Martin Plöderl recently published the findings in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Read the full article at