References for “Antidepressants and suicide,” July 2007

Akiskal HS, et al. "Does the FDA Proposed List of Possible Correlates of Suicidality Associated with Antidepressants Apply to an Adult Private Practice Population?" Journal of Affective Disorders (August 2006): Vol. 94, Nos. 1-3, pp. 105-10. Aursnes I, et al. "Suicide Attempts in Clinical Trials with Paroxetine Randomised against Placebo," BMC Medicine (August 22, 2005): Vol. 3, No. 14. Brent DA, et al. "Familial Pathways to Suicidal Behavior—Understanding and Preventing Suicide among Adolescents," New England Journal Of Medicine (December 28, 2006): Vol. 355, No. 26, pp. 279-81. (Locked) More »

References for “How Alcoholics Anonymous works,” July 2007

Connery HS, et al. "How Well Does AA Work? That's Partly up to You," Current Psychiatry (2005): Vol. 4, pp. 1-7. Ferri M, et al. "Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12-Step Programs for Alcohol Dependence," Cochrane Database System Review (July 19, 2006); 3:CD 005032. Forcehimes AA. "De Profundis: Spiritual Transformations in Alcoholics Anonymous," Journal of Clinical Psychiatry/In Session (May 2004): Vol. 60, No. 5, pp. 503-17. (Locked) More »

Antidepressants and suicide

While there is a very small risk of suicide in adolescents who take antidepressants, they are also beneficial to many teenagers with depression. All factors should be weighed in treatment decisions, and patients should be monitored carefully. (Locked) More »

How Alcoholics Anonymous works

Informal evidence shows that alcoholics who choose to attend AA meetings do better than those who do not, and the longer they are involved in attending meetings, the better their chances of remaining abstinent. (Locked) More »

Commentary: Drug diversion by adolescents

A study found that many adolescents who are prescribed medication give or sell the drugs to other teens. Some of this diversion is recreational, but some may be for therapeutic purposes or performance enhancement. (Locked) More »