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Table 1 Characteristics of focus group participants

From: Guidance by physicians and pharmacists during antidepressant therapy: patients’ needs and suggestions for improvement

Characteristics N %
Gender
 Male 7 21
 Female 27 79
Age range
 18–29 7 21
 30–39 6 18
 40–49 7 21
 50–59 6 18
 > 60 8 24
Used antidepressant(s)
 Paroxetine 13 38
 Venlafaxine 9 26
 Sertraline 4 12
 Mirtazapine 3 9
 Citalopram 2 6
 Escitalopram 2 6
 Fluoxetine 2 6
 Fluvoxamine 2 6
Therapy status
 Current user 31 91
 Past user 3 9
Initial prescriber
 Psychiatrist 21 62
 General practitioner 13 38
Self-reported indication
 Depression 15 44
 Anxiety 5 15
 Anxiety and depression 12 35
 Other 2 6
Duration of SGA usage
 0–6 months 3 9
 6 months – 1 year 4 12
 1–5 years 11 32
 5–10 years 7 21
 > 10 years 9 26