Sunday, June 23, 2024

Anti-depressant prescriptions for children on the increase in Westmeath

The number of prescriptions for antidepressants issued to children in Westmeath/Longford over the last ten years stands at 387 for those aged 0-11 years old and 775 for those 12-15 years.

Children in Ireland have been prescribed anti­depressants on more than 30,000 occasion in that time, it was revealed.

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