Shaun Francis Purkiss

Department of Public Health, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia

  • Research Article   
    Duration of Antidepressant Use and Risk of New Onset Drug Treated Diabetes Derived from Australian Administrative Data
    Author(s): Shaun Francis Purkiss*

    Introduction: Treatment with antidepressants may be associated with a risk of diabetes. Direct drug effects might play a role, but weight gain and impaired glucose regulation are other factors that may contribute to diabetes risk. Objective: We have utilised an Australian administrative pharmaceutical database to examine the association of new onset drug-treated diabetes with specific antidepressant treatments and durations. Methods: A longitudinal cohort study with quasi-experimental design using administrative pharmaceutical data was performed. Uninterrupted treatments of 0.5-4 years with specific antidepressant agents prescribed to individuals were defined and the relative risks of new-onset drug treated diabetes calculated for age, sex, and treatment duration. Results: Seven antidepre.. View more»

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