Re: SSRIs and sudden grief

From: Xiaoguang Li (
Date: Wed May 17 2000 - 08:49:34 MDT

        actually, i find that sometimes raw stimulants work pretty well.
wasn't there some data that consumption of caffeine is associated with
lower suicide risk?


On Wed, 17 May 2000, Ian Goddard wrote:
> IAN: Note that evidence suggests that SSRIs can
> increase the chance of suicide. A leading theory
> as to why is that while an antidepressant effect
> can take up to 3 weeks to kick in, CNS stimulating
> adverse reactions can occur even on the first dose,
> which is why a sedative may be given with an SSRI.
> These ADRs, such as agitation and hyperactivity,
> typically fit into the diagnostic profile of the
> condition akathisia. The result is a state of
> agitated depression wherein the likelihood that
> one would act on suicidal impulses is increased.

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