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One in 10 women in England takes antidepressants, survey shows

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7641 (Published 15 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7641
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

One in 10 women in England reported taking antidepressants in one week in 2013, double the rate among men, a survey has found.

The annual Health Survey for England1 found that 11% of women took antidepressants, compared with 5.5% of men. Their use was most common among middle aged women, as 16% of women aged 45 to 64 reported taking them. The figures also showed a significant gap between rich and poor people: 17% of the nation’s poorest women reported taking antidepressants, compared …

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