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Socioeconomic differences in antidepressant use in the PATH through life study: evidence of health inequalities, prescribing bias, or an effective social safety net?

Butterworth, Peter; Olesen, Sarah C.; Leach, L. S.


BACKGROUND: Depression is more common amongst those who are economically disadvantaged. However there is inconsistent evidence concerning the relationship between socioeconomic position and antidepressant use. Moreover, evidence of greater antidepressant use amongst those of lower socioeconomic position may reflect their greater psychiatric morbidity, a prescribing bias towards pharmacological treatments, or provide evidence of an effective social safety net. This study investigates these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.01.006


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