Are SSRIs Associated With Increased Rates of Violence?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 19, Number 2, February 2021
Michael Posternak, MD.
Dr. Posternak has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
SSRIs are often used to reduce irritability, but questions about they can cause violence have loomed over these antidepressants since the early 1990’s. This new study, with 700,000 patients followed over 7 years, suggests they can.