Psychiatrists warning over soaring use of pills in 'depressed Britain'
By Laura Donnelley
Originally posted April 20, 2014
Britons are taking anti-depressants in greater quantities than ever before, new figures have disclosed, with a near 25 per cent rise in prescriptions in the last three years alone.
According to official NHS data, more than 53 million prescriptions were handed out for drugs such as Prozac and Seroxat in England last year - a record high, and a rise of 24.6 per cent since 2010.
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