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Long-term treatment and suicidal behavior in severe depression: ECT and antidepressant pharmacotherapy may have different effects on the occurrence and seriousness of suicide attempts.

Brådvik, Louise LU and Berglund, Mats LU (2006) In Depression and Anxiety 23(Nov 28). p.34-41
Abstract
Our objective in this article is to assess the relation between long-term treatments of depressive episodes and attempted or completed suicide in patients who had had a severe depression at index admission. A blind record evaluation of 96 suicides with a primary severe depression and matched controls has been performed. Out of those, 57 and 33, respectively, bad made suicide attempts. Occurrence of attempt was less common after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). However, seriousness of suicide attempt appeared to be reduced in those with at least 4 weeks of antidepressant medication compared to no treatment and ECT The theory of a suicidal syndrome independent of depression seems supported. Continuation treatment after ECT is recommended.
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antidepressants, suicide, ECT
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Depression and Anxiety
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23
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Nov 28
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34 - 41
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John Wiley and Sons
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1091-4269
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10.1002/da.20134
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  author       = {Brådvik, Louise and Berglund, Mats},
  issn         = {1091-4269},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Nov 28},
  pages        = {34--41},
  publisher    = {John Wiley and Sons},
  series       = {Depression and Anxiety},
  title        = {Long-term treatment and suicidal behavior in severe depression: ECT and antidepressant pharmacotherapy may have different effects on the occurrence and seriousness of suicide attempts.},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/2915308/625143.pdf},
  doi          = {10.1002/da.20134},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2006},
}