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WA kids under 7 years-old on antidepressants

Cathy O'Leary, The West Australian, 15 April 2017A sad boy looking out through a window.Almost 5000 WA children under 16 years old are being prescribed antidepressants, which doctors argue reflects the rates of mental health and behavioural issues.

Figures from the Department of Human Services show 4922 children aged two to 16 were supplied with antidepressants in 2015, including 178 under seven years old and 910 aged seven to 11..

Read the full story here: https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/wa-kids-under-7-years-old-on-antidepressants-ng-b88445165z

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