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International study on antidepressant prescription pattern at 40 major psychiatric institutions and hospitals in Asia: A 10-year comparison study
Chee K.-Y.4; Tripathi A.11; Avasthi A.18; Chong M.-Y.3; Sim K.13; Yang S.-Y.5; Glover S.18; Xiang Y.-T.21; Si T.-M.15; Kanba S.14; He Y.-L.17; Lee M.-S.6; Chiu H.F.-K.10; Kuga H.14; Mahendran R.16; Udormatn P.20; Kallivayalil R.A.1; Tanra A.J.19; Maramis M.9; Shinfuku N.8; Shen W.W.12; Tan C.-H.7; Sartorius N.2
2015-12-01
Source PublicationAsia-Pacific Psychiatry
ISSN17585872 17585864
Volume7Issue:4Pages:366-374
Abstract

Introduction: Research in prescription pattern of antidepressants in Asia is lacking. This study aims to compare the antidepressants prescription pattern in Asia in 2003-2004 and 2013. Methods: The Research in East Asia Psychotropic Prescription Pattern on Antidepressants (REAP-AD) had worked collaboratively in 2003-2004 (REAP-AD 2003/2004) and 2013 (REAP-AD 2013) to study the prescription pattern of antidepressants in Asia. The REAP-AD 2013 study was conducted in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand using a unified research protocol and questionnaire. Results: Forty psychiatric centers participated in REAP-AD 2013 and a total of 2,319 patients receive antidepressants were analyzed. In 2013, 39.6% of the antidepressant prescriptions were for diagnoses other thandepressive disorder compared with 38.4% in REAP-AD 2003/2004. Out of all the antidepressants listed in the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification index by the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Drug Statistics Methodology (Oslo), only 38% antidepressants were prescribed in participating centers in 2013 compared with 46% in REAP-AD 2003/2004. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors were the most common antidepressant prescribed in the participating centers, which was similar to the 2003-2004 survey. Prescription of newer generation antidepressants had increased in 2013 survey; on the contrary, prescription of tricyclic antidepressants had reduced. Discussion: This study has contributed significantly in relation to the changing patterns of antidepressant use in all the participating Asian centers in the last 10 years. The findings are important in shaping optimal antidepressant prescription and future policy making.

KeywordAntidepressant Asia Prescription Pattern
DOI10.1111/appy.12176
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Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychiatry
WOS SubjectPsychiatry
WOS IDWOS:000362505400003
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Affiliation1.Pushpagiri Medical College
2.Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes
3.Chang Gung University College of Medicine
4.Kuala Lumpur Hospital
5.Taipei City Hospital Taiwan
6.Korea University
7.National University of Singapore
8.Kobe University
9.Universitas Airlangga
10.Chinese University of Hong Kong
11.Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University
12.Taipei Medical University
13.Singapore Institute of Mental Health
14.Kyushu University
15.Peking University
16.National University Hospital, Singapore
17.Shanghai Mental Health Center
18.Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
19.Hasanuddin University
20.Prince of Songkla University
21.Universidade de Macau
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Chee K.-Y.,Tripathi A.,Avasthi A.,et al. International study on antidepressant prescription pattern at 40 major psychiatric institutions and hospitals in Asia: A 10-year comparison study[J]. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry,2015,7(4):366-374.
APA Chee K.-Y..,Tripathi A..,Avasthi A..,Chong M.-Y..,Sim K..,...&Sartorius N..(2015).International study on antidepressant prescription pattern at 40 major psychiatric institutions and hospitals in Asia: A 10-year comparison study.Asia-Pacific Psychiatry,7(4),366-374.
MLA Chee K.-Y.,et al."International study on antidepressant prescription pattern at 40 major psychiatric institutions and hospitals in Asia: A 10-year comparison study".Asia-Pacific Psychiatry 7.4(2015):366-374.
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