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MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women who use antidepressants appear to be at heightened risk for sudden cardiac death, although the exact nature of the link remains unclear, researchers say.
The finding doesn't necessarily mean that antidepressant drugs are dangerous, the researchers said.
"We suspect that their use is a marker for people with worse depression," explained study lead author Dr. William Whang, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. "The elevated risk seems more specific for antidepressant use, but that use may well be a marker of more severe symptoms."
Originally posted by americandingbat
I think that's what FredT was getting at, not trying to suggest that antidepressants aren't beneficial for many people. But that too many doctors prescribe them without having enough experience in both recognizing the disease and the ins and outs of treating it.