Depression drugs doled out as cure for simple sadness, warns expert – Telegraph

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Antidepressants are being handed out to people who are bereaved, suffering sexual problems or are unable to sleep, claims a scientific paper

Kevin Friery‘s insight:

I have to say this does not surprise me.  There is a huge debate to be had about who we turn to for help.  Is the GP the best person to talk to for psychosocial problems? Where does a person go with sadness, bereavement, poor housing, debt worries? Easier to bundle it up as ‘depression’ and get a prescription. Unhelpful, but easier.

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