News | Health & Safety
24 Jan 2019 9:28
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    An Otago University study shows almost one in eight New Zealanders over the age of 15 are on antidepressants

    An Otago University study shows almost one in eight New Zealanders over the age of 15 are on antidepressants

    That's despite little evidence the drugs are helping curb the country's alarming suicide rates.

    Researchers are warning of significant side-effects of the drugs and the limited evidence about the long-term impacts.

    Mental Health Foundation chief executive Shaun Robinson says there's not a lot of other types of treatment or support readily available for people.

    He says counselling and therapy is expensive and out of reach of most people and there's not enough of free counselling available.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Health & Safety News
     24 Jan: Police in Arizona have arrested a nurse, after a patient at a care facility gave birth
     23 Jan: Starting school - can trigger an attack in children with asthma
     23 Jan: A second spike in whooping cough in Auckland has prompted warnings to parents to get their children immunised
     22 Jan: Experts are saying a suicidal woman's discharge from mental health hospital, shows the holes in our mental health legislation
     22 Jan: Urine tests have become a part of an unnecessary routine at hospitals
     22 Jan: New Zealand researchers have turned up the existence of a super pooper
     21 Jan: With the cannabis referendum around the corner ... the Government is starting to prepare
     Top Stories

    Auckland Tuatara General Manager Ryan Flynn's applauded the culture of his franchise, less than a year after is was established More...

    World Economic Forum accused of fuelling the problems it is trying to solve in Davos More...

     Today's News

    Russell Brand knows he would "destroy his whole life" if he was unfaithful to his wife Laura Gallacher 9:19

    Sydney Water work to replace smelly convict-era sewers splits Darlinghurst 9:16

    Prince Philip has been branded "insensitive and inconsiderate" by a woman who was injured in his car crash last week 8:49

    Law and Order:
    Is the release of former Jakarta governor Ahok a political liability or an asset for Joko Widodo? 8:26

    Chris Evans feels "very blessed" to be back on Virgin Radio 8:19

    The Prime Minister says they won't give up, despite a significant shortfall forecast for KiwiBuild 8:16

    Health & Safety:
    Police in Arizona have arrested a nurse, after a patient at a care facility gave birth 8:06

    Accident and Emergency:
    A warning for kayakers to watch out for weather conditions before hitting the sea 8:06

    Lisa Armstrong has responded to her ex-husband Ant McPartlin’s comments about his new partner in subtle Twitter activity 7:49

    Law and Order:
    An Auckland Council school holiday programme is making changes after a little boy was mistakenly locked inside a van in a windowless garage for up to 40 minutes 7:46

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd