Svante Henriksson

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BACKGROUND With the advent of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the use of antidepressants has increased drastically in Sweden. The use of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) has, however, decreased. METHODS We surveyed a prescription database in the Swedish county of Jämtland and compared prescription patterns for patients prescribed(More)
OBJECTIVE To consider and evaluate a continuing medical education programme for general practitioners (GPs) on depression in Jämtland county, Sweden, inspired by the Gotland study. METHOD Interactive seminars were conducted between 1995 and 2002 in Jämtland county. For evaluation, suicide rates and annual sales statistics of antidepressants were compared(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the indications for prescribing antidepressants and the clinical outcome when they are prescribed for the treatment of depression, and compare tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in these respects. METHOD A naturalistic study of a prospective prescription monitoring database and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the possible relationship between treatment with selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the occurrence of nocturia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS An unselected group of adult men and women, living in the city of Ostersund, Sweden, were sent a postal questionnaire containing questions on somatic and mental health, sleep, sleepiness(More)
OBJECTIVE This study presents data relating to prospectively monitored treatment and post-mortem toxicology of individuals who committed suicide. METHOD A case-control study of prospectively monitored pharmacological treatment in suicides and controls. Psychiatric records and post-mortem toxicology were also studied. RESULTS Fifty-nine subjects who(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether antidepressants are over-used, under-used, or misused, by determining to what extent the depressed individuals in a defined population are treated with antidepressant medication and, from the other end, to what extent prescribed antidepressants are aimed for the treatment of depression. SUBJECTS AND METHOD From an individual(More)
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