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Northern Ireland's antidepressant spend increases by £7m in 2020


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The amount spent on anti-depressant drugs in Northern Ireland has increased by almost £7m in just a year.

Figures show that expenditure went from £11.3m in 2019 to £18.3m in 2020.


Health officials say price increases among some of the most commonly used anti-depressant drugs have led to a "significant impact" on costs.


Responding to the figures, a leading GPs' union raised concerns about the "tsunami of mental health issues" caused by Covid-19.

Anti-depressant drugs can be used to treat a number of conditions such as anxiety and depression, and they are one of the most commonly-prescribed medications in the UK.



3.5m prescriptions for happy pills in a country with a population of 1.8 million.

I mean what do they have to be depressed about, don't they know how much house prices went up here this year?

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