One in 10 women in England takes antidepressants, survey showsBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7641 (Published 15 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7641
- Jacqui Wise
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 …