Drugs for anxiety and phobia
Name anxiety_drugs
Chapter Mental and behavioral disorders/Phobia or anxiety
Definition
Patient has had prescriptions for the treatment of anxiety, including anxiolytics

such as benzodiazepine or buspirone, tricyclic anti-depressants, MAOIs,

SSRIs, other anti-depressant drugs, or anti-convulsant drugs used for the treatment

of anxiety.
Data Type Categorical
Data sources GPRD
Dictionaries Read, BNF
Repeated Yes
Valid event date range 01/01/1900 - 25/03/2010
Agreed 23.11.2011 (Revision 1)
Category Definition
0 Not prescribed
1 Prescribed beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs
2 Prescribed anxiolytics
3 Prescribed antipsychotics
4 Prescribed TCAs
5 Prescribed MAOIs
6 Prescribed SSRIs
7 Prescribed antiepileptic drugs
Implementation
IF patient prescribed drugs listed below from BNF sections 2.4, 4.1.2, 4.2.1,

4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4 or 4.8.1, THEN anxiety_drugs = 1, ELSE anxiety_

drugs = 0
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