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Request Reference: 8521 Request Date: 14 May 2019
Request: I am sending this request under the Freedom of Information Act to ask for the following information. Q 1. Please disclose the number of prescription items of SSRI antidepressants (specified drug substance names listed below), made to children aged 17 and under for the financial years listed below. For each financial year please break can the data down by age groups 0-6, 7-12 and 13-17? A. 2015/16 B. 2016/17 C. 2017/18 D. 2018/19 List of SSRI antidepressants to be included in answer Citalopram Hydrobromide Citalopram Hydrochloride Escitalopram Fluoxetine Hydrochloride Fluvoxamine Maleate Paroxetine Hydrochloride Sertraline Hydrochloride 2. Please disclose the total number of patients who were prescribed SSRI antidepressants (specified drug substance names listed below) aged 17 and under for the financial years listed below. For each financial year please break the data down by age groups 0-6, 7-12 and 13-17? A. 2015/16 B. 2016/17 C. 2017/18 D. 2018/19 List of SSRI antidepressants to be included in answer Citalopram Hydrobromide Citalopram Hydrochloride Escitalopram Fluoxetine Hydrochloride Fluvoxamine Maleate Paroxetine Hydrochloride Sertraline Hydrochloride If you need any further information from me in order to deal with my request, please call me on [mobile number redacted]. If you are encountering practical difficulties with complying with this request, please contact me as soon as possible (in line with your section 16 duty to advise and assist requesters) so that we can discuss the matter and if necessary I can modify the request. I would like the information to be emailed to me at [email address redacted] Please send me the data requested in the form of an Excel spreadsheet or as a csv file. If you are able to supply some of this information more quickly than other items, please supply each item when you can rather than delay everything until it is all available. If it is necessary for any reason to redact any information, please redact the minimum necessary and send me the rest of the material, explaining the legal grounds for each redaction.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 07 Jun 2019
Response: Please see attached response.

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