UK doctors doled out record 70.9m prescriptions for antidepressants last year — with social media ‘partly to blame’

DOCTORS doled out a record 70.9million prescriptions for antidepressants last year — double the amount in 2008. The number is up five per cent in a year. It cost the NHS £203million compared with £36million a decade ago, figures from NHS Digital reveal. Overall, a record 1.1billion ­prescriptions were handed out last year. GPs are […]

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