National trends of psychotropic medication use among patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders: Results from Medical Expenditure Panel Survey 2004-2009

Chung Hsuen Wu, Chi Chuan Wang, Aaron Jacob Katz, Joel Farley

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Data from the 2004 to 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) were used to: (1) characterize changes in utilization and (2) identify factors associated with the use of psychotropic medication among patients with anxiety disorders. We calculated the prevalence, compared the use patterns for each year and drug class, and used logistic regression to identify the factors associated with psychotropic medication use. Patients ever using a psychotropic medication for anxiety grew from 57.4% in 2004 to 63.8% in 2009 (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-170
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Anxiety Disorders
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013



  • Antidepressants
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
  • National trends
  • Psychotropic medication use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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