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FRIDMAN, Gerardo Abraham. Use of Psychopharmaceuticals in the Northeastern Argentine Region during the decade of 2004-2013. Ars Pharm [online]. 2018, vol.59, n.3, pp.113-120.  Epub Oct 19, 2020. ISSN 2340-9894.


To evaluate and try to find an explication of the mode of psychotropics prescriptions in the northeast region of Argentina from 2004 to 2013, expressed as defined daily doses (DDDs), comparing with other regions.


Data were collected from drug providers that supply the different pharmaceutical specialties.


During this period 3,949,797 DDDs of pharmaceutical specialties were distributed in the following order: 2,662,953 DDDs correspond to anxiolytics; 915,956 DDDs to antidepressants and 370,888 antipsychotics.


This work shows the evolution and comparison of the kind of drugs that were prescribed for mental health in a decade, tending to the prescription of more modern molecules.

Keywords : Consumption; drug utilization; prescriptions evolution; rational use; psychotropics.

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