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Antidepressant consumption in selected countries 2015

Consumption of antidepressants in selected countries as of 2015 (in defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people)*

by Matej Mikulic, last edited Sep 24, 2019
Antidepressant consumption in selected countries 2015 Globally, antidepressant usage has been on the rise. As of 2015, among select Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, Iceland, Australia and Portugal were the greatest consumers of antidepressants. At that time people in Iceland consumed antidepressants at a rate of about 130 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people. Australia and Portugal had significantly lower rates with about 104 and 95 DDD per 1,000 people, respectively.

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Consumption of antidepressants in selected countries as of 2015 (in defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people)*

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