Use of anti-depressants in the young is under review
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Use of anti-depressants in the young is under review

August 26, 2020

Written by Jill Margo on

 

Outcome Health, a not-for profit data analytic organisation, has shown anxiety and depression medication rates have spiked during COVID-19.

It aggregates data from more than 1000 Australian general practices and recently compared an eight-week period last year with the same period this year.

While anti-anxiety drugs soared by up to 31 per cent, antidepressant prescriptions rose by double-figure percentages from 13 to 22 per cent for each of the eight weeks ending 6 June.

Click on the link below to read the full article:
https://www.afr.com/policy/health-and-education/use-of-anti-depressants-in-the-young-is-under-review-20200824-p55oun

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