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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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