teenagers received more than a million prescriptions for antidepressants in the past year.

With a total of 1.118 million doses prescribed, doctors have administered Prozac to children ages 13 to 19 in record numbers.

the number of prescriptions written to teenagers accelerated last year to the highest rate in five years.

In total, 1,118,000 prescriptions were dispensed to teens last year in 2021, compared to 1,036,000 in 2020.

The continued rise in antidepressant use by young people is truly worrying

 with some 13-year-olds being prescribed medication to treat your mental health.

“While the use of medication to treat mental health problems can be invaluable

its prevalence as the first, or only, course of treatment for young people is concerning.