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58,000 anti-depressant prescriptions issues last year

Wed, 20 Apr 2011


It's estimated around 24% of adults on the Isle of Man take anti-depressants.

 

The figure was revealed in a House of Keys written answer.

 

Between 2006 and 2007, 43,500 prescriptions were given out by doctors.

 

In the last five years this number has gone up to 58,000.

 

It's a rise of 35%.

 

In the UK, the amount of people on anti-depressants has risen by 43%.

 

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