SSRI growth

Sibbald, Barbara
January 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/31/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 3, p300
Academic Journal
This article reports on the increase in the number of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) prescriptions dispensed in Canada from 1999 to 2003. The prescriptions rose from under 9 million in 1999 to 15.6 million in 2003. Women consist two-thirds of SSRI users. The study entitled Marketization of Depression: Prescribing SSRI Antidepressants to Women was conducted by the working group Women and Health Protection.


Related Articles

  • Antidepressant Prescribing Patterns: A Comparison of Blacks and Whites in a Medicaid Population. Sclar, D.A.; Robison, L.M.; Skaer, T.L.; Dickson, W.M.; Kozma, C.M.; Reeder, C.E. // Clinical Drug Investigation;1998, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p135 

    Objective: This paper reports results stemming from a retrospective inquiry designed to determine the prescribing pattern of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) relative to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and the subsequent effect on regimen adherence among African American (Black)...

  • Doctors may remain loyal to SSRIs despite well-publicized teen suicides. Johnsen, Michael // Drug Store News;3/22/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p21 

    Reports on the prescription of antidepressants among doctors despite the controversy linking teen suicide to use of antidepressants in the U.S. Prescription of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors; Alteration of the prescribing habit of the physicians; Pharmacy sales of antidepressants.

  • News in brief….  // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;1/14/2006, Issue 494, p4 

    The article discusses research being done on antidepressant prescribing trends in Ireland. It references a study by K. Bennett and colleagues published in the December 17, 2005 issue of "British Medical Journal." The results show that the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in...

  • Depression and antidepressant use in Australia. Alchin, Terry; Tranby, Henry // Australian Journal of Social Issues (Australian Council of Socia;May95, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p113 

    This article analyses the use of available antidepressants in Australia. Antidepressants include the tricyclic antidepressants, tetracyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (both reversible and non-reversible) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These groups of...

  • 5-HT receptor subtypes involved in the anxiogenic-like action and associated Fos response of acute fluoxetine treatment in rats. Salchner, Peter; Singewald, Nicolas // Psychopharmacology;Apr2006, Vol. 185 Issue 3, p282 

    Rationale: We have recently reported that acute treatment with the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor fluoxetine exacerbates escape responses to airjet and facilitates airjet-induced activation of locus coeruleus (LC) neurons. Objective: Here we aimed to identify the 5-HT receptor subtype(s)...

  • Antidepressants'little better than placebos.' Haynes, Jo // Pulse;7/19/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 29, p3 

    Reports on the effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants than placebos for treating depression. Improvement of patients on SSRIs; Prescription of SSRIs and tricyclics; Treatment of patients.

  • 'New' and 'old' antidepressants: all equal in the eyes of the lore? Parker, Gordon // British Journal of Psychiatry;Aug2001, Vol. 179, p95 

    The author reflects on the efficacy data of two classes of antidepressants, the tricyclics (TCAs) and the serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It cited various studies that indicates that both are equally effective, and evaluates clinical observations indicating that TCA are more effective for...

  • Chapter 2: History of the Drugs. Vitale, Ann // Drug Therapy & Sexual Disorders;2003, p36 

    The chapter reports on the history of Prozac, the most widely prescribed of the drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Prozac and its followers are the result of a boom in development of psychotropic drugs since the 1950s, when doctors made an unexpected discovery after a drug...

  • Gender differences in response to differing antidepressant drug class: two negative studies.  // Current Medical Literature: Psychiatry;2004, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p35 

    Discusses research being done on gender differences in response to selective serotonin re uptake inhibitors (SSRI) and tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) drugs. Reference to a study by G. Parker, K. Parker, M. P. Astun, P. Mitchell and H. Brotchie, published in the 2003 issue of the "Psychological...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics