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  1. Trends in the prescription of antidepressants by office-based psychiatrists.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    This study was done in an effort to determine whether there was a change over the past decade in the number and proportion of patients prescribed antidepressants by psychiatrists in private practice.

    Method

    The authors analyzed data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for the years 1980, 1985, and 1989, focusing on visits by adults over the age of 18 years to physicians specializing in psychiatry and psychiatric subspecialties.

    Results

    The number of visits that included prescribing ax antidepressant medication grew from approximately 2.5 million in 1980 to 4.7 million in 1989, or from 17.9% to 30.4% of all office-based psychiatric visits.

    Fluoxetine, which first became available in 1988, accounted for 29.6% of the prescriptions for antidepressants in 1989.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Antidépresseur, Psychotrope, Enquête, Prescription médicale, Consultation psychiatrique, Consultation privée, Psychiatre, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antidepressant agent, Psychotropic, Inquiry, Medical prescription, Psychiatric consultation, Private consultation, Psychiatrist, Human, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0396222

    Code Inist : 002B02B02. Création : 199406.