Deprived coastal districts more likely to prescribe antidepressants

Tendring is the antidepressant capital of East Anglia according to a new study – and the Suffolk districts of Waveney and Babergh are not far behind.

Latest figures reveal health services across Suffolk and Essex gave out higher numbers of antidepressant prescriptions per person in 2016 than ever before.

Researchers at EXASOL, who carried out the study, believe the new data shows a “clear link” to deprivation in the east of England.

Their figures, exclusively leaked to me, reveal coastal areas – more commonly associated with economic deprivation – prescribe the most antidepressants.

Continue reading (via East Anglian Daily Times)

First published in the East Anglian Daily Times on April 24, 2017.

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