Secular trends in antidepressant prescribing in the UK, 1975-1998.

  title={Secular trends in antidepressant prescribing in the UK, 1975-1998.},
  author={Nicos Middleton and D Gunnell and Elise Whitley and Danny Dorling and Stephen Frankel},
  journal={Journal of public health medicine},
  volume={23 4},
BACKGROUND We have examined secular trends in age- and sex-specific prescribing of antidepressants to determine whether these mirror changes in other population measures of mental health. METHOD An analysis was carried out of age- and sex-specific rates of antidepressant prescribing by a representative sample or panel of UK general practitioners (GPs) in the period 1975-1998. RESULTS The number of antidepressant prescriptions issued increased more than twofold in the period 1975-1998 and… CONTINUE READING
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