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.


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