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Do antidepressants reduce the rate at which depressed people commit suicide?

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Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: THEY HELP

Treating depression is more than just giving meds.
A therapist should help you expand your understanding of what is bothering you and help find ways to deal with it. There are many kinds of depression - find an experienced theapist to diagnose and creat a program for you to get better.

In brief: THEY HELP

Treating depression is more than just giving meds.
A therapist should help you expand your understanding of what is bothering you and help find ways to deal with it. There are many kinds of depression - find an experienced theapist to diagnose and creat a program for you to get better.
Dr. Aaron Ament
Dr. Aaron Ament
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

It depends on patient's diagnoses, med compliance , having supportive family , his religious believe , and illicit drug use.
But usually patients r more likely to harm them self ic they have non of the above.

In brief: Not always

It depends on patient's diagnoses, med compliance , having supportive family , his religious believe , and illicit drug use.
But usually patients r more likely to harm them self ic they have non of the above.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes antidepressants can reduce rates of suicide, but in some instances they can make people more suicidal if the medication is not monitored for side effects and a patient's response is not closely monitored.
There has been more concern in pediatric paopulations for this lately as you may be aware of.

In brief: Yes

Yes antidepressants can reduce rates of suicide, but in some instances they can make people more suicidal if the medication is not monitored for side effects and a patient's response is not closely monitored.
There has been more concern in pediatric paopulations for this lately as you may be aware of.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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