Thursday, 18 December 2008

One In Ten.

A story which should be of massive concern to all of Scotland's politicians and something that is worthy of further investigation as a matter of urgency.

"NEARLY one in 10 Scots are on anti-depressants, the NHS revealed yesterday. The country's annual bill for the drugs was more than £40million last year, despite a fall in costs. The number of anti-depressants prescribed has more than tripled in the last 15 years, prompting claims Scotland is becoming a "Prozac nation". NHS Scotland statistics revealed prescriptions had grown from 1.16 million items to 3.83million between 1992/93 and 2007/08."

Scotland these days is not so much Brigadoon as Brigadoom. And it will probably only get worse the further we get into the economic recession.

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