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Concerns growing over rate of anti-depressant prescriptions for children

Skynews Australia, 8 February 2021

Watch the short video that aired on Sky News covering the concerns about the growing rate of antidepressant prescriptions to children. In 2019 there were 175,000 Australian children and youth on antidepressants despite them not being approved for use in children under 18 years of age for depression. Between 2015 and 2019 there were nearly 40,000 children aged 5-11 on antidepressants.

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