Increase in antidepressant prescriptions
the numbers have doubled from just under 30m in England in 2005 to 61m last year. The rise between 2014 and 2015 was 3.9m.
There are lots of possible reasons for this, but unfortunately one of them is that counselling services are not readily available in many areas. Not that I believe it’s a clear either/or situation, antidepressants can be a great adjunct to therapy, giving people a better chance at finding the head-space and emotional space to begin to address their problems.