Trends in Depression and Antidepressant Prescribing in Children and Adolescents: A Cohort Study in The Health Improvement Network (THIN)

@inproceedings{Wijlaars2012TrendsID,
  title={Trends in Depression and Antidepressant Prescribing in Children and Adolescents: A Cohort Study in The Health Improvement Network (THIN)},
  author={Linda Petronella Martina Maria Wijlaars and Irwin Nazareth and Irene Petersen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND In 2003, the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM) advised against treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) other than fluoxetine in children, due to a possible increased risk of suicidal behaviour. This study examined the effects of this safety warning on general practitioners' depression diagnosing and prescription behaviour in children. METHODS AND FINDINGS We identified a cohort of 1,502,753 children (<18 y; registered with GP for >6 m) in The Health… CONTINUE READING
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