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Risks and benefits of direct oral anticoagulants versus warfarin in a real world setting: cohort study in primary care (2018)
Journal Article
Vinogradova, Y., Coupland, C., Hill, T., & Hippisley-Cox, J. (2018). Risks and benefits of direct oral anticoagulants versus warfarin in a real world setting: cohort study in primary care. BMJ, 362, doi:10.1136/bmj.k2505. ISSN 0959-8138

Objective: To investigate the associations between direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) and risks of bleeding, ischaemic stroke, venous thromboembolism, and all cause mortality compared with warfarin. Design: Prospective open cohort study. Settin... Read More

Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in people aged 20–64 years: cohort study using a primary care database (2018)
Journal Article
Coupland, C., Hill, T., Morriss, R., Moore, M., Arthur, A., & Hippisley-Cox, J. (2018). Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in people aged 20–64 years: cohort study using a primary care database. BMC Medicine, 16(1), doi:10.1186/s12916-018-1022-x. ISSN 1741-7015

Background: Antidepressants are one of the most commonly prescribed medications in young and middle-aged adults, but there is relatively little information on their safety across a range of adverse outcomes in this age group. This study aimed to asse... Read More

Antidepressant use and risk of cardiovascular outcomes in people aged 20 to 64: cohort study using primary care database (2016)
Journal Article
Coupland, C., Hill, T., Morriss, R. K., Moore, M., Arthur, A., & Hippisley-Cox, J. (2016). Antidepressant use and risk of cardiovascular outcomes in people aged 20 to 64: cohort study using primary care database. BMJ, 2016(352), doi:10.1136/bmj.i1350

Objective: To assess associations between different antidepressant treatments and rates of three cardiovascular outcomes (myocardial infarction, stroke or transient ischaemic attack, and arrhythmia) in people with depression. Design: Cohort study... Read More

Antidepressant use and risk of epilepsy and seizures in people aged 20 to 64 years: cohort study using a primary care database (2015)
Journal Article
Hill, T., Coupland, C., Morriss, R. K., Arthur, A., Moore, M., & Hippisley-Cox, J. (2015). Antidepressant use and risk of epilepsy and seizures in people aged 20 to 64 years: cohort study using a primary care database. BMC Psychiatry, 15, doi:10.1186/s12888-015-0701-9. ISSN 1471-244X

Background: Epilepsy is a serious condition which can profoundly affect an individual’s life. While there is some evidence to suggest an association between antidepressant use and epilepsy and seizures it is conflicting and not conclusive. Antidepres... Read More

Safety of antidepressants in adults aged under 65: protocol for a cohort study using a large primary care database (2013)
Journal Article
Coupland, C., Morriss, R., Arthur, A., Moore, M., Hill, T., & Hippisley-Cox, J. (2013). Safety of antidepressants in adults aged under 65: protocol for a cohort study using a large primary care database. BMC Psychiatry, 13(135), doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-135. ISSN 1471-244X

Background: Antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in primary care in England and their use is increasing. This is largely due to longer durations of treatment of depression. Observational studies have shown some differences in... Read More