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Research Article

Modeling of the Temporal Patterns of Fluoxetine Prescriptions and Suicide Rates in the United States

  • Michael S Milane,

    Affiliations: Center for Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Pharmacology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Marc A Suchard,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomathematics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Ma-Li Wong,

    Affiliations: Center for Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Pharmacology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Julio Licinio and Ma-Li Wong, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Julio Licinio mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: licinio@miami.edu

    Affiliations: Center for Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Pharmacology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Julio Licinio and Ma-Li Wong, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: June 13, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030190

About the Authors

Michael S Milane, Ma-Li Wong, Julio Licinio
Center for Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Pharmacology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Michael S Milane, Ma-Li Wong, Julio Licinio
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Marc A Suchard
Department of Biomathematics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Julio Licinio
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: licinio@miami.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

MSM, MAS, MLW, and JL designed the study. MAS and JL analyzed the data. MSM, MAS, MLW and JL contributed to writing the paper.