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 …