Gender differences in the use of anxiolytics and antidepressants: a population based study.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

Peer reviewed scientific article



PURPOSE: In the majority of studies on determinants of use of anxiolytics and antidepressants a substantially higher consumption is observed among women than among men. We investigated gender differences in the association between the use of anxiolytics and antidepressants and mental health and explored if there are indications of gender differences in inappropriate use of these medicines.METHODS: Data were from the 2004 Belgian Health Interview Survey, a nationally representative sample of the Belgian population. The analysis was restricted to the population of 15 years and older (n = 11,2…

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