Prison » Anti-depressants should be given to a million more Britons, largest ever review claims

London Telegraph
February 21, 2018

At least a million more Britons should be put on antidepressants, the authors of the largest ever review of the drugs today conclude.

The research led by Oxford University, and published in The Lancet, examined 522 trials involving 21 types of medication over almost four decades.

All were found to be effective, yet its authors warned that just one in six patients suffering from depression are receiving treatment.

Researchers said too many GPs were “squeamish” about offering medication for depression, when they would not hesitate to ensure patients received treatment for cancer or heart disease.

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This article was posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 8:03 am

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