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Medication

Medication needs to be given as required for any underlying psychiatric disorder.

Use of antidepressants such as SSRIs, selective noradrenalin reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and lofepramine is recommended for all those who have depressive symptoms and are felt to be at risk of suicide as they are relatively safe in overdose.

Last edited: 27/10/2003


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