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Table 1 Type of first antidepressants for antidepressant naïve patients with a depression diagnosis; overall and by age group

From: Is there a gap between recommended and ‘real world’ practice in the management of depression in young people? A medical file audit of practice

  All N = 15 18 years or younger N = 25 Over 18 Years N = 18
Medication class Number prescribed this medication Number prescribed this medication Number prescribed this medication
Citalopram 5 (9.1%) 2 (8.0%) 3 (10.0%)
Escitalopram 3 (5.5%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (10.0%)
Fluoxetine 39 (70.9%) 23 (92.0%) 16 (53.3%)
Paroxetine 2 (3.6%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (6.7%)
Sertraline 2 (3.6%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (6.7%)
Mirtazapine 4 (7.3%) 0 (0.0%) 4 (13.5%)