Exploring potential explanations for the increase in antidepressant prescribing in Scotland using secondary analyses of routine data.

@article{MunozArroyo2006ExploringPE,
  title={Exploring potential explanations for the increase in antidepressant prescribing in Scotland using secondary analyses of routine data.},
  author={Rosalia Munoz-Arroyo and Matt Sutton and James Ian Morrison},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2006},
  volume={56 527},
  pages={
          423-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Antidepressant prescribing in general practice has dramatically increased since the beginning of the last decade. AIM To determine if the increase in antidepressants prescribed in Scotland between 1995 and 2001 was due to increase in incidence, prevalence, care-seeking behaviour by patients, or identification by GPs of depression. METHOD Secondary analysis of routine data. Prescribing information was obtained from Information and Statistics Division Scotland, psychosocial… CONTINUE READING

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