A SCOTTISH doctor has spoken out about the over-prescribing of antidepressants, saying they have been handed out "too easily for too long".
A SCOTTISH doctor has spoken out about the over-prescribing of antidepressants, saying they have been handed out \"too easily for too long\".
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Helen Puttick Health Correspondent
In an article in the BMJ medical journal, likely to spark controversy, Glasgow GP Des Spence argues treating depression like a medical condition is distracting attention from what really makes patients unhappy.
He describes the diagnostic criteria for depression as two weeks of low mood, irrespective of any change in the circumstances of the patient which might have left them feeling down.
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