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Table 5 Prescription of psychotropic medicine by physicians.

From: Multiple barriers against successful care provision for depressed patients in general internal medicine in a Japanese rural hospital: a cross-sectional study

  Major depressive disorder
n = 27
Any mood disorder
n = 52
  n % n %
Antidepressant (including sulpiride) 2 7.4 5 9.6
Anxiolytic/Hypnotic 16 59.3 22 42.3
No psychotropic medicine 11 40.7 29 55.8
  1. % is in patients with depressive disorder evaluated by the PHQ.
  2. Patients prescribed both antidepressant and anxiolytic/hypnotic: Major depressive disorder (2), any mood disorder (4).
  3. One patient with major depressive disorder who was prescribed an antidepressant from another hospital was not included.