Letters: Different view on suicide and antidepressants

Dr Ben Wheeler concludes his article (GP, 14 November) by saying that reduced access to antidepressants in young people following regulatory intervention appears to have had no adverse impact on suicide or hospital admissions for self-harm.

His reasoning is that there is therefore no evidence for association between SSRIs and suicidal behaviour. My own conclusion, based on the same evidence, is that antidepressants have little beneficial effect.

Dr Robert Lefever, South Kensington, London.

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