News | Health & Safety
19 Nov 2019 13:35
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

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

  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Mixed responses to new figures on anti-depressant medication use

    Mixed responses to new figures on anti-depressant medication use


    The rate of prescriptions of anti-depressant medication to teenagers has nearly doubled in less than a decade.

    In a nine-year period, close on 1.35 million scripts were issued to people aged 24 and under.

    Clinical psychologist Sarah Hetrick says it may indicate access to care has improved, but prescribing medications has risks.

    She says one of the concerns is an increase in suicidal thinking - but clinicians are well aware of their obligations.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


     Other Health & Safety News
     18 Nov: Another 18 New Zealand nurses are being sent to Samoa
     18 Nov: Calls for companies to increase gender parity in boardrooms
     18 Nov: A rise in the number of hospital staff being abused and assaulted
     17 Nov: Samoa has declared a state of emergency this weekend, closing all schools and cracking down on public gatherings after at least 6 deaths linked to a measles outbreak that has spread across the Pacific islands
     16 Nov: New research suggests a ketogenic diet may help in the fight against flu
     16 Nov: Barricades could be put up to stop children from seeing junk food advertising online
     15 Nov: Medical authorities are keeping a close eye on Samoa's measles outbreak, with the possibility more cases of the disease could come back here
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Tha All Blacks will play Scotland on their end of year tour to Europe next year More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    New Zealand has again come out on top in the World Bank's annual rankings of the best places to do business More...



     Today's News

    Business:
    New Zealand has again come out on top in the World Bank's annual rankings of the best places to do business 13:27

    Entertainment:
    Billie Eilish was starstruck by Naomi Campbell 13:22

    Law and Order:
    A Dunedin doctor facing murder charges had lied that his mother had died - to keep his job 13:07

    Entertainment:
    Big Machine Records denies blocking Taylor Swift from performing her old songs 12:52

    Business:
    A key West Coast route is back in business 12:27

    Entertainment:
    Lili Reinhart has been affected by depression "in so many ways" 12:22

    Business:
    A class action's being launched against a failed education provider - accused of "woeful management practices" 11:57

    Entertainment:
    Idina Menzel's son has pleader her to stop singing 'Let It Go' 11:52

    Soccer:
    Denmark and Switzerland have secured their sports at football's Euro 2020 competition 11:47

    International:
    Donald Trump considers testifying to US Congress over Ukraine dealings 11:37


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd