Annual counts of antidepressant prescriptions, hospital admissions for self harm, and deaths from suicide of undetermined intent in young people in the United Kingdom, England, and England and Wales

YearAntidepressant prescriptions (ages 12-19, UK)*Hospital admissions for self harm (ages 12-17, England)†Deaths from suicide or undetermined intent (ages 12-17, England and Wales)‡
MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemales
199353 00093 000NANA5426
199437 00086 000NANA5716
199543 000112 000NANA3831
199661 000145 000NANA5021
199781 000191 000NANA5226
199888 000198 000NANA5520
199982 000207 000219565974725
200099 000244 000214477335923
2001123 000319 000220075994815
2002157 000339 000208880824626
2003170 000369 000228689183919
2004136 000299 000237795723725
200595 000227 000244810 0523414

NA=not available. UK consists of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. England accounts for 84% of UK’s 60.6 million population (2006 figures, Office for National Statistics).

*Data from IMS Health.9

†Data from Hospital Episode Statistics.11

‡Data from Office for National Statistics.10