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For Some, SSRI Antidepressants Tied to Increase in Violent Crime

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A new study has discovered that about 3 percent of people being treated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have a greater tendency to commit violent crimes.

This effect seems to continue for up to 12 weeks after stopping SSRI treatment, according to researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. “This work shows that SSRI treatment appears to be associated with an increased risk for violent criminality in adults, as well as adolescents, though the risk appears restricted to a small group of individuals,” said first author and doctoral student Tyra Lagerberg from the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Karolinska Institutet. “We don’t claim that SSRIs cause the increased risk we see

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