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Depression raises the risk of suicide
Depression raises the risk of suicide

There are so many problems with commentator Patrick Hahn's discussion of the role antidepressants may have played in the crash of Germanwings 9525 that I'm not sure where to begin ("Antidepressants: A Deadly Treatment?" April 11). Let's start with the fact that the risk of suicide is higher among people with major depression, which it appears that Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz suffered from. Mr. Hahn doesn't mention this overriding fact once. He also neglects to mention that Mr. Lubitz's physicians had told him not to fly, something he reportedly hid from his employer. Mr. Hahn lists side effects of anxiety, agitation, paranoia, hallucinations and...

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