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CCHR London: Some Facts About Psychiatry
facts Between 2003-2009 mental health disorders received the highest share of the NHS Budget – over £10 billion in 2008/9.
facts Children as young as four are being given Ritalin-style medication for behavioural problems in breach of NHS guidelines.
facts There has been a 65% increase in spending on drugs to treat ADHD over the last four years,costing the taxpayer over £31m a year.
facts In 2007 the NHS spent £17 million on ADHD drugs,£1.5 million on antidepressants and £3.5 million on anti-psychotics prescribed to children.
facts Department of Health figures show last year 661,500 prescriptions were written out for Ritalin and similar drugs such as Concerta up from 382,000 in 2005.

 


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