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Mother's country of birth and prescription of psychotropic medication in Swedish adolescents: a life course approach.

van Leeuwen, Willemijn LU ; Nilsson, Sofia LU and Merlo, Juan LU (2012) In BMJ Open 2(5). p.001260-001260
Abstract
Besides medical needs, psychotropic medication use in adolescence might be conditioned by the cultural context of the family. This knowledge is relevant for both detecting inequities in healthcare, and identifying information bias in epidemiological studies using psychotropic medication as a proxy for impaired psychological health. Therefore, we investigated whether, independent of needs, the socioeconomic characteristics of the mother's country of birth are associated with psychotropic medication use in Swedish-born adolescents.
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5
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2044-6055
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10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001260
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English
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  abstract     = {Besides medical needs, psychotropic medication use in adolescence might be conditioned by the cultural context of the family. This knowledge is relevant for both detecting inequities in healthcare, and identifying information bias in epidemiological studies using psychotropic medication as a proxy for impaired psychological health. Therefore, we investigated whether, independent of needs, the socioeconomic characteristics of the mother's country of birth are associated with psychotropic medication use in Swedish-born adolescents.},
  author       = {van Leeuwen, Willemijn and Nilsson, Sofia and Merlo, Juan},
  issn         = {2044-6055},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {001260--001260},
  publisher    = {British Medical Journal Publishing Group},
  series       = {BMJ Open},
  title        = {Mother's country of birth and prescription of psychotropic medication in Swedish adolescents: a life course approach.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001260},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2012},
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