Study Ignites Controversy Over Trazodone and Suicide
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 18, Number 5, May 2020
Eugene Rubin, MD.
Dr. Rubin has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
When researchers at the Department of Veteran Affairs found a 61% increase in suicide attempts when veterans took trazodone vs. zolpidem for sleep, the story made headlines. We tease apart the strengths and weaknesses of this 350,000 subject study to see what the real risk is.