SSRIs linked to violent crime in under-25s

SSRI use is linked with violent crime in 15-24-year-olds, according to a large study published this week. 


Associations between SSRI use and non-violent crime convictions, non-fatal injuries from accidents and emergency treatment for alcohol intoxication have also been found in the age group.

The retrospective cohort study drew on Swedish national registry data of 850,000 people aged 15 years and older in 2006, looking at individuals with a series of SSRI prescriptions with no more than six months between any two