April 10, 2023 at 8:48 am

Kids Who Need Talk Therapy are Increasingly Getting Prescriptions Instead

In Australia and most countries, children who need talk therapy are increasingly getting drugs instead.

“Most people would suggest trying psychological approaches first, but that assumes you can access those things – the waiting lists are horrendous,” said Ian Hickie, psychiatrist and co-director of the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre.

The federal health department has “launched a review of antidepressant prescribing behaviours by GPs.”

Read the full article at https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/gen-stress-prescriptions-surge-for-children-s-anxiety-medicines-20230403-p5cxop.html.