Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Tag: NHS and antidepressants

The Sedated Society: the Real Story of our Prescribing Epidemic

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BBC 5 live ran a recent piece that aimed to explore why antidepressant prescriptions have doubled in the last ten years. Unfortunately, it failed to address the drivers of this epidemic – industry-backed diagnostic inflation and the lax regulation of medicines.

“Antidepressants Cost NHS £5.5m A Week”

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The Times Katie Gibbons reports that the UK “NHS is spending a record £780,000 a day on antidepressants as failing mental health services struggle...