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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 733--735

Antidepressants triggering suicidal ideation: An area of concern

Himali Rajgadhi1, Sapna Gupta2, Supriya Deepak Malhotra1, Advait Thakor2, Pankaj Patel3 
1 Department of Pharmacology, V S Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, V S Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Dean and Professor of Orthopaedics, V S Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Supriya Deepak Malhotra
Department of Pharmacology, V S Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
India

This is a report of four cases of possible suicidal ideation with the use of antidepressants in Indian population. The patients presented to emergency department of a tertiary care hospital with attempted suicide. All of them were prescribed at least one antidepressant. The association of increased suicidal attempts/ideation with antidepressant drugs themselves has been reported in the West, but data in the Indian population are lacking. Antidepressants are widely used not only for treatment of depression but also many other psychiatric illnesses; it is yet unclear whether suicidal ideation is because of these drugs or the progression of the disease. Hence, careful prescribing of these medicines is warranted.


How to cite this article:
Rajgadhi H, Gupta S, Malhotra SD, Thakor A, Patel P. Antidepressants triggering suicidal ideation: An area of concern.Indian J Pharmacol 2016;48:733-735


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Rajgadhi H, Gupta S, Malhotra SD, Thakor A, Patel P. Antidepressants triggering suicidal ideation: An area of concern. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 15 ];48:733-735
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