Date posted: 11 Nov 2015
The role of relatives and friends in antidepressant treatment is an article in Prescriber online 3rd November and paper journal 5th November.
(Authors Professor Janet Krska and Millie Kieve)
The article followed two tragic suicides of students.
In one case the family or flat mates were unaware of the 20 year olds risk of suicide as they did not know she had been prescribed Prozac plus beta blockers (enough to stop her heart !). The other was a young man who's family were only informed of a first suicide attempt, following his death at a second attempt.
The article highlights the need for patients to inform a close person if they take SSRI and similar antidepressants. … Read More»