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Are Anti-Depressants Over-Prescribed?

 A mentally ill man sits alone in the dayroom inside Idaho's maximum security prison south of Boise, Idaho, Jan. 24, 2007. He is one of many of Idaho's mentally ill sent to the prison for treatment because there is no where else for him to go. He is too sick to be treated as an outpatient and too dangerous for lower-level security hospitals. (AP Photo/Troy Maben)

A mentally ill man sits alone in the dayroom inside Idaho’s maximum security prison south of Boise, Idaho, Jan. 24, 2007. He is one of many of Idaho’s mentally ill sent to the prison for treatment because there is no where else for him to go. He is too sick to be treated as an outpatient and too dangerous for lower-level security hospitals. (AP Photo/Troy Maben)

ARE anti-depressants over-prescribed.

Stephen Lawrie, Head of the Division of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuro-Imaging, Director of PsySTAR at University of Edinburgh, takes a view in The Conversation:

There is a persistent media hype surrounding the notion that the prescription of antidepressants is “at record levels”, and “on the rise”. Yet numerous studies have shown that most people with depression do not get any treatment. How can both be true?

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Posted: 13th, August 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment


Rumer Willis now denying that Demi Moore is ‘fine’

SHE’S looked like a woman on the ropes for a while, so it wasn’t exactly a surprise when Demi Moore was taken to hospital. Everyone assumed it was a mixture of stress (in the exact same shape as Ashton Kutcher) and drugs (probably fancy celebrity drugs like cocaine and ground up griffin bones), but no-one ever suspected she’d be whisked off to A&E after taking laughing gas.

There was brief good news when Rumer Willis said that Demi was “on the road to recovery”. However, now, Rumer has denied ever making the comment.

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Posted: 16th, February 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment