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To the Editor We appreciate the opportunity to respond to Dr Howland’s letter1 regarding our article.2 First and foremost, Dr Howland assumed that we reported that deaths among patients with depression assigned to mirtazapine were due to toxicity associated with an overdose of mirtazapine in these cases. However, we did not suggest such a possibility.
Khan A, Faucett J, Brown WA. Mortality Risk With Mirtazapine and Estimating Suicide Risk. JAMA Psychiatry. 2015;72(9):949. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.1049