Antidepressant prescriptions for children on the rise

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.

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