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'Anti-depressants are a bandage'

Concerns have been raised about the increasing number of children and young people who have been prescribed anti-depressants.

New research has suggested that between 2005 and 2012, there was a rise of more than 50% in the amount of such medication given to under-18s in the UK.

Adam Gow , a university student in Glasgow, was put on anti-depressants as a teenager and says that root cause of depression needs to be addressed rather than just handing out medication: "The anti-depressant is the bandage, you have to look at how did you end up in that situation."

  • 09 Mar 2016
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