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High antidepressant dose linked to self-harm – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on April 29th, 2014.

A study published today in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found that the risk for deliberate self harm doubles when depressed young people start an antidepressant treatment regime with higher-than-usual doses. The study saw Harvard University researchers look at health records of 162,625 privately insured people between the ages of 10 and 64, who were treated […]

Recession increased UK suicides – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on August 15th, 2012.

New research suggests that over 1000 people have committed suicide due to the 2008-2010 economic recession in the UK Drawing on national health and unemployment databases, UK researchers have calculated the number of excess suicides attributable to the financial crisis by looking at the total number which were over and above historical trends. Their research […]

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