Violence Resulting From Antidepressants.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A book which I present Today is about " Antidepressants and Violence: Problems at the Interface of Medicine and Law "
Composed by David Healy, Andrew Herxheimer, David B. Menkes
The main Idea of this book is Discussing the possible links between these drugs and violent behaviors.

Glances From The book:

A link between antidepressant use and violence needs a plausible clinical mechanism through which such effects might be realised. There are comparable data on increased rates of suicidal events on active treatment compared to placebo.

Our main finding is that unselected sets of placebo-controlled trials of antidepressants show evidence for an increased relative risk of aggressive behaviors on treatment,

When violence is a suspected outcome, every case has to be considered carefully, on the principle that individuals are responsible for their conduct, unless there is clear evidence of compromised function that cannot be otherwise explained.

The problem is international, and it would make sense to organise an international effort now.

Click Here for the full E-Book ..



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