The UN criticizes Sweden for high prescribing of antidepressants for children

From Mad in Sweden: In the last ten years, the number of children up to the age of 17 who take antidepressant medication has increased by 190 percent.

In its latest review, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child criticizes Sweden for the levels and recommends the government to ensure that antidepressant medication is only prescribed to children when it is strictly medically justified.

We have seen that Sweden has two or three times more withdrawals of antidepressant drugs in one year than our Nordic neighbours, says Johan Reutfors, senior physician in psychiatry.

Read the full article here and the English translation here