Mental Health

Why Your Antidepressant Is Making You Depressed

Specific antidepressants are linked to higher suicide risk

Some studies would try to distinguish between the different types of anti-depressants and link them to associated risks. However, many of these studies came up with contradicting results from one another. One study found that mirtazapine, venlafaxine, and trazodone were more likely to be taken by people that eventually committed or attempted suicide. However, other studies didn't find any link with increased suicide risk in these same drugs. Contradictory data can be very frustrating because we simply can't know whether or not the medication is safe. However, we do know that the drugs mentioned are used more often in patients who have already failed other types of antidepressants, which means the patients being studied are already at a higher risk of suicide because they likely have a more severe case of depression.