Social inequalities in antidepressant treatment and mortality: a longitudinal register study.

@article{Kivimki2007SocialII,
  title={Social inequalities in antidepressant treatment and mortality: a longitudinal register study.},
  author={Mika Kivim{\"a}ki and D Gunnell and Debbie A Lawlor and George Davey Smith and Jaana Pentti and Marianna Virtanen and Marko Elovainio and Timo Klaukka and Jussi Vahtera},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={373-82}
}
BACKGROUND Despite an increased prevalence of depression among people of low socio-economic position, it remains unclear whether their treatment with antidepressants appropriately matches their increased need compared with people from more affluent backgrounds. This study examined socio-economic differences in antidepressant prescriptions and mortality related to depressive disorders. METHOD A longitudinal register study of 17947 male and 47458 female local government employees with linked… CONTINUE READING

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