Trends in the rate of depressive illness and use of antidepressant pharmacotherapy by ethnicity/race: an assessment of office-based visits in the United States, 1992-1997.

@article{Skaer2000TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the rate of depressive illness and use of antidepressant pharmacotherapy by ethnicity/race: an assessment of office-based visits in the United States, 1992-1997.},
  author={Tracy L. Skaer and David A Sclar and Linda M. Robison and Richard S. Galin},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2000},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={
          1575-89
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine ethnicity/race-specific (white, black, and Hispanic) population-adjusted rates of US office-based physician visits in which a diagnosis of a depressive disorder was recorded or in which a diagnosis of a depressive disorder was recorded and antidepressant pharmacotherapy was prescribed. METHODS Data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for 1992 through 1997 were partitioned into three 2-year periods: 1992-1993, 1994-1995, and 1996… CONTINUE READING

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