ALMOST A QUARTER OF MEDICAL CARD HOLDERS ARE ON ANTI-DEPRESSANTS

New figures from the HSE show that nearly a quarter of all medical card holders are on anti-depressants.

400 thousand people were prescribed medications for depression last year – up 12% on 2011 figures.

The figures have been released to Fianna Fáil’s Mental Health spokesperson Enniscorthy TD James Browne.

He says they indicate the poor state of our mental health services.

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