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Prescriptions to children for mind altering drugs soar

24th July 2007

The number of prescriptions recorded for antidepressants and other mind altetering drugs made out to children under the age of 16 has more than quadrupled in the last decade according to official figures. 

There were 631,000 prescripitons for such drugs for under 16s recorded in the last financial year, compared to just 146,000 in 1996/97.


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