International study on antidepressant prescription pattern at 20 teaching hospitals and major psychiatric institutions in East Asia: Analysis of 1898 cases from China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

@article{Uchida2007InternationalSO,
  title={International study on antidepressant prescription pattern at 20 teaching hospitals and major psychiatric institutions in East Asia: Analysis of 1898 cases from China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.},
  author={Naoki No. Uchida and M. Y. Fiona Chong and Chay Hoon Tan and Hiroshi Nagai and Mariko Tanaka and Min-Soo Lee and Senta Fujii and Shu-Yu Yang and Tainmei Si and Kang Hee Sim and Hao Wei and He Yan Ling and Ryoji Nishimura and Yoshichika Kawaguchi and Gary R. Edwards and Norman Sartorius and Naotaka Shinfuku},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={
          522-8
        }
}
The purpose of the present study was to review the prescription patterns of antidepressants in different countries in East Asia. The survey was conducted in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan from October 2003 to March 2004 using the unified research protocol and questionnaire. Twenty teaching hospitals and major psychiatric hospitals participated and a total of 1898 patients receiving antidepressants were analyzed. The survey provided a number of interesting characteristics on the… CONTINUE READING
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