Do SSRIs increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmia in patients with major depressive disorder (clinical depression)?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Although SSRIs do not have the same risk of cardiac arrhythmia as is present with TCAs, arrhythmia risk is especially pertinent in overdose. In addition, suicide risk must always be considered, especially when treating a child or adolescent with mood disorder.


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