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Incidence and prevalence of primary care antidepressant prescribing in children and young people in England, 1998-2017: A population-based cohort study

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Background
The use of antidepressants in children and adolescents remains controversial. We examined trends over time and variation in antidepressant prescribing in children and young people in England and whether the drugs prescribed reflected UK licensing and guidelines.
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QResearch is a primary care database containing anonymised healthcare records of over 32 million patients from more than 1,500 general practices across... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1003215

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0000-0003-4009-020X
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0000-0003-1083-6744
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0000-0002-2327-3306
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Medicine Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
7
Article number:
e1003215
Place of publication:
United States
Publication date:
2020-07-22
Acceptance date:
2020-06-23
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
Pmid:
32697803

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