7 Jun 2017

Big rise in antidepressants among children and teens

From Nine To Noon, 9:18 am on 7 June 2017
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Ministry of Health figures show the number of children 13 years old and under being prescribed SSRI antidepressants has risen nearly 80 percent since 2006, while the number of prescriptions for 14-18 year olds more than doubled. Kathryn Ryan talks with Dr Tim Malloy the President of the Royal College of GPs and Dr Hugh Clarkson, a private child and adolescent psychiatrist in Auckland