[PMH66] Growth in Antidepressant Use in 10 Countries in the Last Decade

[PMH66] Growth in Antidepressant Use in 10 Countries in the Last Decade

2012 Value in health

Milea, D. | Bent-ennakhil, N. | Jaroslawski, S. | Zard, J. | Toumi, M. | Volume: 15, Issue: 4, Pages: A93-A94, Antidepressive Agents, Depression, Depressive Disorder,

Significant increase in antidepressant use has been described over the last two decades. To date, no study has compared trends in antidepressant use in countries with different economic characteristics. TheOBJECTIVES were to describe and compare the growth of antidepressants use by pharmacologic class from the late 1990s onward among 10 countries and the relation to the evolution of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), total health expenditures (HE) and the pharmaceutical expenditures (PE) in each country.