Table 2

Types of antidepressant (ATC classification) among participants prescribed at least one antidepressant (n = 592), by age and gender, Sweden 2012/2013

Users, nSSRIs (N06AB)TCAs (N06AA)Others (N06AX)a
Age (years)TotalMenWomenMenWomenPbMenWomenPbMenWomenPb
18–441444210269.173.5NS9.55.9NS38.129.4NS
45–642608217858.571.3<0.0520.712.4<0.0537.825.8<0.05
65–841885813064.468.5NS10.210.8NS42.430.0<0.05
Total59218241062.871.0<0.0514.810.2NS39.328.1<0.01
  • ATC, Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical; NS, not significant; SSRIs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors; TCAs, tricyclic antidepressants.

  • a. For example, serotonin–noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, tetracyclic antidepressants.

  • b. χ2 analyses comparing men and women.