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Request Reference: 7622 Request Date: 16 Apr 2018
Request: Please could you tell me the total number of patients prescribed antidepressants under the age of 17 for each of the financial years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18. (If you are unable to provide data for the full 17/18 year, please provide the most up to date data available.) Can you tell me the total number of units of antidepressants prescribed to patients aged 17 and under for each of these years. Also, for each unit, can you tell me the chemical strength and presentations of the drug listed. (If you are unable to provide this information for each unit prescribed, or to do so would incur a section 12, please discard this element of the request.) By antidepressants I refer only to the following selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs): • Citalopram Hydrobromide • Citalopram Hydrochloride • Dapoxetine • Escitalopram • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride • Fluvoxamine Maleate • Paroxetine Hydrochloride • Sertraline Hydrochloride Additionally can you breakdown the data, as far as possible, by the following age categories: • 0-6 years • 7-12 years • 13-17 years [On 19 April 2018 you clarified the following:]I release I wasn’t clear in the first line of this request asking for patients under the age of 17, and then later in the next line asking for patients aged 17 and under. I would like to amend the first line of the request to include patients aged 17 and under, therefore asking for 17-year-olds to be included consistently throughout. Original first line Please could you tell me the total number of patients prescribed antidepressants under the age of 17 for each of the financial years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18. (If you are unable to provide data for the full 17/18 year, please provide the most up to date data available.) Can you tell me the total number of units of antidepressants prescribed to patients aged 17 and under for each of these years. Amended first line Please could you tell me the total number of patients prescribed antidepressants aged 17 and under for each of the financial years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18. (If you are unable to provide data for the full 17/18 year, please provide the most up to date data available.) Can you tell me the total number of units of antidepressants prescribed to patients aged 17 and under for each of these years. [On 1 May 2018 you clarified the following:] By ‘number of units’ I mean the number of items.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 31 May 2018
Response: Please see attached response

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