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Is anti-depressant use rising?

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There has been an increase in the number of anti-depressants being prescribed in England, with a 40% rise between 2006 and 2010, according to data obtained by the BBC.

Home editor Mark Easton analyses the figures.

And Ian Reid, professor of mental health at Aberdeen University, and Marjorie Wallace of the mental health charity Sane, discuss why more drugs are being prescribed.


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