Infrequent use of antidepressants in depressed individuals (an interview and prescription database study in a defined Swedish population 2001-2002).

@article{Henriksson2006InfrequentUO,
  title={Infrequent use of antidepressants in depressed individuals (an interview and prescription database study in a defined Swedish population 2001-2002).},
  author={Svante Henriksson and R N Kenneth Asplund and G{\"o}ran Bo{\"e}thius and Tore H{\"a}llstr{\"o}m and G{\"o}ran Isacsson},
  journal={European psychiatry : the journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={355-60}
}
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 based prescription database in the County of Jämtland, 2048 individuals representative for the general population were selected. The… CONTINUE READING

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