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ERIC Number: ED575709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-4927
Antidepressant Use among Persons Aged 12 and Over: United States, 2011-2014. NCHS Data Brief. Number 283
Pratt, Laura A.; Brody, Debra J.; Gu, Qiuping
National Center for Health Statistics
Antidepressants are one of the three most commonly used therapeutic drug classes in the United States. While the majority of antidepressants are taken to treat depression, antidepressants can also be taken to treat other conditions, like anxiety disorders. This Data Brief provides the most recent estimates of antidepressant use in the U.S. noninstitutionalized population, including prevalence of use by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and length of use. This report also describes trends in the prevalence of antidepressant use from 1999-2002 to 2011-2014.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHHS/PHS)
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