Gender differences in antidepressant use-related seasonality change in suicide mortality in Hungary, 1998-2006

Beata Sebestyen, Z. Ríhmer, Lajos Balint, Nora Szokontor, X. Gonda, Bela Gyarmati, Tamas Bodecs, J. Sándor

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Abstract

Objectives. Studies show that the seasonality of suicide (spring/early summer peak, winter low) is mainly the consequence of the seasonal incidence of depression-related suicides. The aim of the present study was to analyse the relationship between increasing antidepressant utilization and national suicide rate of Hungary between 1998 and 2006, with particular regard to seasonal patterns and gender differences. Methods. Time trend analysis (ARIMA) had been applied to investigate the correlation between the trend of antidepressant prescription and both of suicide rates and seasonality index. Results. During the 9 years of the study period there was a significant (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-222
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Journal of Biological Psychiatry
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Antidepressants
  • Gender
  • Seasonality
  • Suicide
  • Suicide rates

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  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Gender differences in antidepressant use-related seasonality change in suicide mortality in Hungary, 1998-2006. / Sebestyen, Beata; Ríhmer, Z.; Balint, Lajos; Szokontor, Nora; Gonda, X.; Gyarmati, Bela; Bodecs, Tamas; Sándor, J.

In: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2010, p. 216-222.

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Sebestyen, Beata ; Ríhmer, Z. ; Balint, Lajos ; Szokontor, Nora ; Gonda, X. ; Gyarmati, Bela ; Bodecs, Tamas ; Sándor, J. / Gender differences in antidepressant use-related seasonality change in suicide mortality in Hungary, 1998-2006. In: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 2010 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 216-222.
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