Polypharmacy in children and adolescents treated for major depressive disorder: a claims database study.

@article{McIntyre2009PolypharmacyIC,
  title={Polypharmacy in children and adolescents treated for major depressive disorder: a claims database study.},
  author={Roger S. McIntyre and Jeanette M Jerrell},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={240-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the rate and trajectory of change in psychiatric polypharmacy during the past decade in children and adolescents treated for major depressive disorder. METHOD Data from the South Carolina Medicaid program covering outpatient and inpatient medical services and medication prescriptions from January 1996 through December 2005 were procured for the analysis herein. We examined pharmacotherapy patterns for 1,544 children and adolescents diagnosed with major depressive… CONTINUE READING

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