Are we going to increase the use of antidepressants up to that of benzodiazepines?

  title={Are we going to increase the use of antidepressants up to that of benzodiazepines?},
  author={Arcangelo Ciuna and Margherita Andretta and Letizia Corbari and Deborah Levi and Mersia Mirandola and Adriano Sorio and Corrado Barbui},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
The present study compared recent trends in benzodiazepine and antidepressant consumption in Italy and projected their global sales in the future. We investigated whether the increasing use of antidepressants is associated with a progressive reduction in benzodiazepine use. Data concerning actual quantities of benzodiazepines and antidepressants dispensed in Italy from 1995 to June 2003 were obtained from IMS Health. For each agent, the number of defined daily doses (DDDs) per 1000 inhabitants… CONTINUE READING


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