Antidepressant prescribing

Depression is the third most common reason for consultation in general practice in the UK and is the most common psychiatric disorder. In this Focus On report, we explore indicators linked to antidepressant prescribing rates in England between 1998 and 2012.

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More than 15% of the population will experience depression during their lifetime, making quality of services for these patients of critical importance.

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We look at how rates of antidepressant prescribing vary across England.

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