The prescription pattern of antidepressants was reviewed in a large sample of psychiatric out-patients in the Region of Piedmont.
Antidepressants were administered to 780 patients ; most were diagnosed with mood disorders (62% of prescriptions) and anxiety disorders (34%), the rest with other diagnoses.
The mean prescribed dose of antidepressants was at the lower end of, or below, the recommended range for out-patients, with the exception of amineptine and mianserin.
The administered dose of tricyclic antidepressants was significantly associated with sex and diagnosis : female patients received a daily dose that was significantly lower than that for males, and patients with a diagnosis of mood disorders received significantly more medication than those with other diagnoses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prescription médicale, Antidépresseur, Psychotrope, Epidémiologie, Italie, Europe, Trouble humeur, Trouble anxieux, Posologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical prescription, Antidepressant agent, Psychotropic, Epidemiology, Italy, Europe, Mood disorder, Anxiety disorder, Posology, Human
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Cote : 95-0532931
Code Inist : 002B02B02. Création : 01/03/1996.