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  1. Do Psychotropic Drugs Cause Suicide?Propensity Score--Matching StrategiesDiscussionsNaihua Duan, Ph.D. July 31, 2012 Psychotropic Drugs

  2. General Comments • Andy’s legacy • Thanks to Don for pitching in • Important theme, great presentations! • Propensity score matching or weighting • Variation of hazard within treatment episode • Analogous to exposure therapy? Psychotropic Drugs

  3. Andy Leon-Don Hedeker • Analyze weeks instead of exposure intervals? • Improved power/precision? • Can duration of intervals be different by exposure status? (Slide #18) • Or, match on duration of interval? • Carry-over effects? Psychotropic Drugs

  4. Bo Lu • Matching multiple treatment groups • Two pair matching • Use treated-on-time as the reference group and match to delayed and never treated groups separately • Alternatively, use never treated group as reference? • Excellent topics for future work! Psychotropic Drugs

  5. Sue Marcus & Robert Gibbons • Heterogeneity of patient population can be problematic • Is the problem more common than we recognize? • Subgroup membership might not be observed • “AED vs no AED” and “AED 1 vs AED 2” are two distinct research questions • Alternatively, “AED 1 vs AED 2 vs no AED” Psychotropic Drugs

  6. Mental Health Statistics • Proposed new ASA section • http://smhr.org/newsletter/ • Business meeting and mixer, HQ-Aqua 307, 4:30PM-5:45PM, 2012-07-31 • Dinner at Roy’s, 6:00PM, 333 West Harbor Drive • To be voted on by ASA Council of Sections in September • If approved, will be established officially in January Psychotropic Drugs