Coleg Meddygaeth Prifysgol Cymru

University of Wales College of Medicine

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Adran Meddygaeth Seicolegol / Department of Psychological Medicine
Adran Cymru y Gogledd / North Wales Department
Pennaeth Adran / Head of Department
Yr Athro /Professor Michael J. Owen
Bangor
Dr. D. Healy (Cyfarwyddwr)

 

Dr June Raine, Director                             
of Post-Licensing Division, MCA                        
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane             
LONDON SW8 5NQ                                   5 January 2001

Dear Dr Raine                     [See previous correspondence]

Please find enclosed an article that has recently come out. It would seem germane to the debates we've been having. While not an epidemiological study on the scale of the Jick study it is substantially better designed than many of the studies referred to as epidemiological studies in Dr Jones' letter, that we've discussed earlier. This shows a doubling of the risk of deliberate self harm on SSRIs compared with other antidepressant drugs.

Yours sincerely,

David Healy MD FRCPsych
Director, North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine

 

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