‘Cultural and economic factors affect European antidepressant use’, http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/news/records/2015/July/CulturalandeconomicfactorsaffectEuropeanantidepressantuse.aspx, King’s College London (09/07/2015)

Factors

The study (…) found that antidepressants were prescribed more often and used more regularly in countries with higher levels of healthcare spending. In addition, beliefs that people with a mental illness are ‘dangerous’ were associated with higher use, whereas attitudes that they ‘never recover’ or ‘have themselves to blame’ were associated with lower and less regular use of antidepressants.