MD Edge Psychiatry (7/15) reported, “Patients with a history of depression who are also being treated with opioid analgesics have a lower risk for overdose and self-harm after taking antidepressants,” investigators concluded in a study that “analyzed insurance claims for more than 200,000 adults with a history of depression. Of these, 8,200 experienced adverse events…during the year after initiation of opioid therapy.” The findings were published online June 30 in Psychiatric Services, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)