selective serotonine reuptake inibitors and suicidal behavior

In the last years a variety of anecdotal studies suggested that treatment with selective sertraline inibitors (SSRIs) (paroxetine, sertraline, citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine) may induce suicidal behaviours. Taking into account all methodological difficulties in studying suicidal behaviour in a population of depressed patients (by definition with higher suicide risk than …

Sertraline treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Control trials show that fluoxetine is effective in Eating Disorders, particularly in bulimia nervosa. Despite the relative paucity of evidence other selective serotonine reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) than fluoxetine are commonly used to treat bulimia nervosa in clinical practice. Sertraline is one of the SSRIs being used in Eating Disorders with …