24 July 2018 – BBC News
Figures obtained by BBC’s File on 4 has revealed that the number of antidepressants prescribed to children in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland has risen over the past three years.
In England, there was a 15% rise. Scotland saw a 10% increase. And in Northern Ireland the number rose by 6%.
In total, there were 950,000 prescriptions issued between April 2015 and March 2018.