Antidepressants and the Risk of Suicide, Attempted Suicide, and Overall Mortality in a Nationwide Cohort
While it’s not comforting to note that there was a drastic increase in the risk of suicide attempts in new users of antidepressants, it is comforting to note that they seemed to succeed much less frequently. Wow–where do I sign up!! What’s odd about neurological/mental disorders is that we don’t do any testing. For blood pressure, we check your pressure, give you meds or lifestyle interventions and check again. Not the same with psychological issues, despite the fact that neurotransmitter testing has been available for many years now (www.neurorelief.com) and is very reliable and easy to do.
So, when we give someone a medication that effects the way their brain works at its most fundamental level, we’re basically performing a dangerous guessing came if we don’t check neurotransmitters first.