In the first 11 months of last year, nearly 360,000 antidepressants were prescribed to youngsters under the age of 18; Total bill for prescribed items dispensed over five-year period more than £9m;Nearly 15,000 antidepressants were issued to children aged five to 11 in 2019

Mar 4, 2021 | Uncategorized

  • In the first 11 months of last year, nearly 360,000 antidepressants were prescribed to youngsters under the age of 18
  • Total bill for prescribed items dispensed over five-year period more than £9m
  • Nearly 15,000 antidepressants were issued to children aged five to 11 in 2019 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9327173/NHS-doctors-giving-antidepressants-children-young-FIVE-new-figures-reveal.html

NHS doctors are giving antidepressants to children as young as FIVE, new figures reveal

David Alton
Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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