New research published in the BMJ this week reviews years of research into the link between antidepressants and suicide. The results are mixed and the statistics are open to intepretation. So some of the papers (*SIGH*) go with the usual option of putting the word 'fear' in the headline to cover their ignorance. I wonder if their aim is to inform, entertain or scare the living bejesus out of anyone taking them?
When the results cannot be summarised in one sentence, even a very long Guardian sentence, the papers get confused. One of the few papers that has actually written something intelligent about the study is, yet again, the New York Times.
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