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Table 5 Numbers of children with a psychological or social diagnosis who received psychopharmacological prescriptions in Eureka practices, before and during intervention

From: A new approach to child mental healthcare within general practice

  Eureka practices t-test: pre-test (2009) vs post-test (2011)
  Before intervention During intervention
Year 2009 2011  
 Number of children with psychological or social diagnosis 183 253  
 Number of children with any psychopharmacological prescription 18 (10 %) 24 (9.5 %) n.s.
  -Analgesics 0 0 n.s.
  -Antipsychotics 0 0 n.s.
  -Benzodiazepines 2 (1.1 %) 1 (.4 %) n.s
  -SSRIs 1 (.6 %) 2 (.8 %) n.s
  -Psychostimulants 11 6.0 %) 17 (6.7 %) n.s.
  -Other 4 (2.2 %) 5 (2.0 %) n.s.
  1. n.s not significant