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Old 12-20-08, 05:10 PM   #1
 
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A new study has revealed the most commonly prescribed medication for Australian women is antidepressants. The study, by researchers from Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH). Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and Medicare data were linked to survey data to examine claims and costs of medications and other health care resources. (Source: Depression News From Medical News Today)
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Wow!. I wonder over what period of time the research was conducted? I am always a bit wary of any data research and its subsequent explanatory significance.
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I'm curious as to whether these prescribed antidepressants were for depression or not considering that some are used for things other than psychological issues.
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You're right of course GJ women complaining of menstrual problems and feeling uptight just before are prescribed tailored pharmeceutical treatments just for that time of the month which are SSRI's. It's a political view which I hold also. Women are more likely than men to go to a GP. They are more likely to disclose on an emotional level what their situation is. GP's are more likely to prescribe anti-depressants to women because of these two factors. Men suffer because of this and women are overrepresented as a result.
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