A retrospective Medical Examiner case review of all deaths in Maryland where either fluoxetine or tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) use was forensically detected was conducted for the time period January 1987-July 1991.
Case records and toxicology reports from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were reviewed to determine cause and manner of death, circumstances of death, demographic information on the decedent, prior medical history of the decedent, and presence and level of either fluoxetine or TCA in various body fluids/tissues.
Suicide was the manner of death most frequently associated with TCA and fluoxetine detection.
Violent methods were more often associated with fluoxetine suicides than with TCA suicides (65% v. 23%, P<0.001).
Mots-clés Pascal : Fluoxétine, Antidépresseur, Composé tricyclique, Psychotrope, Etude comparative, Intoxication médicamenteuse, Suicide, Mort, Violence, Maryland, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Médecine légale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antidepressant agent, Tricyclic compound, Psychotropic, Comparative study, Drug intoxication, Suicide, Death, Violence, Maryland, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Human, Legal medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0241176
Code Inist : 002B02V. Création : 199406.