Approximately one-fifth of adult patients with MDD were treated with an antipsychotic medication between 2006 and 2015. The rate of prescribing an antipsychotic medication to treat MDD increased from 18.5% in 2006-2007 to 24.9% in 2008-2009. This increase was then followed by a decline in the prescribing rate of antipsychotics in 2014-2015 (18.9%).
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