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Antidepressant Prescribing

Antidepressants are used to treat clinical depression or prevent it recurring. Some medications classified as antidepressants are also used for non-mental health purposes such as to treat bedwetting in young children and to support pain management.

 

This data provides a breakdown of the prescribing of antidepressants by age group for the financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17. It is based on NHSBSA data.

 

Correct use of statistics

 

Please make sure you interpret the data carefully and read the Data caveats and assumptions. If you have any queries in relation to this data, please contact the NHSBSA at nhsbsa.help@nhs.net.

 

Antidepressant prescribing 2015/16 and 2016/17

Provides a count of the number of antidepressant prescription items and the number of patients who received antidepressants by age for the financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17. Summarises key points and provides a little context.

Also provides caveats and assumptions which relate to the data.

 

Antidepressant prescription items 2015/16 and 2016/17

Provides a datafile containing the number of antidepressant prescription items by age for the financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17.