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Article : Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and Violent Crime: A Cohort Study

le 29 septembre 2015

[Plos] Although selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely prescribed, associations with violence are uncertain. The association between SSRIs and violent crime convictions and violent crime arrests varied by age group. The increased risk we found in young people needs validation in other studies.

The researchers extracted information on SSRIs prescribed in Sweden between 2006 and 2009 from the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register and information on convictions for violent crimes for the same period from the Swedish national crime register. They then compared the rate of violent crime while individuals were prescribed SSRIs with the rate of violent crime in the same individuals while not receiving medication.

Source Plos Medicine