Sedatives May Increase Suicide Risk In Older Patients, Gothenburg University Study

Published: Jun 04, 2009

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ScienceDaily (June 4, 2009) — Sleeping tablets have been associated with a four-fold increase in suicide risk in the elderly. Researchers have shown that, even after adjusting for the presence of psychiatric conditions, sedatives and hypnotics were both associated with an increased risk of suicide.

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