A 27-year-old male asked:
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how antidepressants could contribute to suicide in depressed patients?or how they increase the risk?

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Dr. Cathleen London
25 years experience Family Medicine
When initiating: The potential increased risk of suicide is when first starting antidepressants. Many theories exist. Antidepressants affect brain chemistry in ways not fully understood and it is something in this activity that can, in some people, increase suicidality.
Answered on May 31, 2017
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