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CHILDREN as young as one have been prescribed antidepressants by NHS Tayside, the Tele can reveal.
Figures obtained by the Tele show hundreds of children have been given mood-altering drugs by GPs and hospitals.
At least 450 under-18s were given
antidepressants between January and May this year alone — the youngest
among them being a seven-year-old girl.
In 2014, meanwhile, a one-year-old boy was given a prescription.
A spokeswoman for NHS Tayside said that the drugs could be used for people who have a number of different conditions.
She said: “Antidepressants are a type of medication used to treat clinical depression, or prevent it from recurring. However,
they can also be used to treat a wide range of medical conditions, such
as chronic pain and anxiety disorders. If appropriate for individual
patients, antidepressants are prescribed and often used in combination
with therapy to treat more severe depression, or other mental health
conditions caused by emotional distress. Alternative treatments for
depression include talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural
therapy and counselling. Regular exercise has also been shown to be
useful for those with mild depression. If young people are not feeling
themselves, feeling down, or experiencing a low mood, it is important
that they seek support by talking to someone they trust, such as their
parents, friends, GP, or a support service, such as The Corner.”
The most common age group to be given the prescriptions is between 14 and 17.
Girls are more likely to be given antidepressants than boys, NHS Tayside said.
Nick Harrop, campaigns manager at YoungMinds, said:
have a place in treating some mental health conditions among young
people but they should never be the only course of action. It’s
important to have a balanced approach to treatment, combining a range
of therapies to ensure that the person has the best possible chance of
recovery. It’s also important that children and parents have comprehensive information about the effects that antidepressants can have.”
OH MY GOOD GOD!
WTF are the Doctors playing at? WTF are the parents playing at?!
NEVER GIVE YOUR CHILD ANTIDEPRESSANTS!! *E V E R*
If they are sad/depressed TAKE
THEM TO THE FUKIN PARK & BUY THEM ICE CREAM GOD DAMN IT! READ THEM
STORIES, PLAY WI THEM, BAKE FUKIN FAIRY CAKES!!! FIX WHATEVER IS MAKING
THEM SAD!! DON’T PUMP THEM FULL O SHITE!
I might actually burst a blood vessel!
23rd Aug 2016
A one-year-old boy was prescribed
antidepressants by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), it has
emerged.NHS Tayside in Dundee, Scotland, prescribed the medication to
the child in 2014, according to figures obtained by the Dundee Evening
reveal the most common age group to be given antidepressants were
children aged between 14 and 17 and that girls are more likely to be
prescribed the drug than boys.
Although very young children are
sometimes prescribed antidepressants for problems including bed-wetting
and chronic pain, NHS guidelines state that under 18s should not be
given the drug.
are a type of medication used to treat clinical depression, or prevent
it from recurring. However, they can also be used to treat a wide range
of medical conditions, such as chronic pain and anxiety disorders,” a spokesperson for NHS Tayside said.
“If appropriate for
individual patients, antidepressants are prescribed and often used in
combination with therapy to treat more severe depression, or other
mental health conditions caused by emotional distress”
She added: “Alternative
treatments for depression include talking therapies, such as cognitive
behavioral therapy and counseling. Regular exercise has also been shown
to be useful for those with mild depression.”
Nearly half of all Britons are taking
prescription medication on a regular basis according to figures produced
by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
According to the HSCIC, 50 percent of
women and 43 percent of men are taking specialized drugs to combat
physical and mental illnesses, with cholesterol-lowering statins and
antidepressants among the most common drugs taken. Source RT
- At least 450 children given anti-depressants at NHS Tayside this year
- Most common age group for the prescriptions is between 14 and 17
- Girls are more likely to be given the mood-altering drugs than boys
- Number of teens given anti-depressants rose by 54 per cent since 2005
at NHS Tayside, in Dundee, claim at least 450 children were given the
mood-altering drugs between January and May this year alone.
- One-year-old prescribed antidepressants by NHS in Scotland Independent
- Baby boy aged just ONE prescribed anti-depressants Mirror
- Boy aged one put on drugs that fight depression TheHerald
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